Regional Body – Growing Organics Inc.
Growing Organics Inc is the organisation responsible for OrganicFarmNZ in the Wairarapa.

It is an incorporated society whose aims are to promote and support activities to increase the level of organic production and consumption of organic produce in its Region.

The vision of Growing Organics Inc is to support sustainable producers and consumers of safe, natural, quality produce and services. We are actively stimulating the production of organic produce and livestock within our region. For more information, visit our website at growingorganics.nz

Growing Organics Inc has a Board structure with elected members. The Certification Manager is a part-time contract position.


Membership to Growing Organics Inc costs $40 annually. Financial membership to WO is a requirement if joining the OrganicFarmNZ scheme.

The annual regional fee joining through a pod is $410 +GST

The annual regional fee for individuals is $600 +GST


The Certification Manager is Jos Paans – (06) 370 8412 or jos@paans.nz

Enquiries about certification should be made to Jos in the first instance.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Secretary, Anne Opie.

Chairperson: The role of the Chair rotates between Board members.

Secretary: Anne Opie. (06) 304 7916/021 262 2649 or anne.opie132@gmail.com

Treasurer: Brian Opie. (06) 304 7916 or stoneriverorganics.nz

Certification Committee: Anne Opie, Peggy Duncan, Jos Paans.