Hawke's Bay

Our Hawkes Bay team specialise in horticultural consultancy, research, calibration, crop and canopy scanning, irrigation and pest and disease monitoring for pipfruit, summerfruit, kiwifruit and grapes

Jack Hughes

Hawke's Bay
Horticultural Consultant
Managing director

B.Hort.Sci (1980) Lincoln University
Certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management in NZ Agriculture (2013)
Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education, Level 5 (2016)

021 223 4213
jackhughes@fruition.net.nz

My main focus and passion is the management of crop and canopy for maximum performance and profitability. My background in commercial horticulture, research and consultancy helps me to provide expertise across a broad range of horticultural subjects.

Lachlan McKay

Hawke's Bay
Horticultural Consultant

Diploma in Horticulture (Fruit Production) 1990 Massey University 
National Certificate in Horticulture – Organic Philosophy Level 3

021 223 4199
lachlan@fruition.net.nz

My passion in horticulture is helping people and growing operations be as successful as they can. Having extensive experience in technical, commercial and practical aspects of fruit production will assist any horticultural enterprise achieve success in an ever increasing complex and diverse industry. I am looking forward to working with everyone involved in this great and exciting industry.

Terry Fraser

Hawke's Bay
Technical Consultant

Certs in Hort, Hort Management & Organic Hort EIT (1991-2003)
Certs in Adult Education & Training ( 2004 ) and Adult Literacy and Numeracy (2012)

021 223 4217
terryfraser@fruition.net.nz

My key interest is pest and disease management however my role includes a wide variety of other areas including research, training, auditing and group facilitation.

Svetlana Drinnan

Hawke's Bay
Technical Services Manager

B.Bus (marketing)/B.Econ (2001), The Academy of National Economy, Russian Federation
NZ Certificate in Sustainable Horticulture, Level 3 (2016), EIT

027 418 3593
svetlana@fruition.net.nz

I am very passionate about all living plants and trees, and love spending time in orchards and vineyards observing constant changes in the field. I have a varied role at Fruition that extends across the provision of technical services to our clients, research, lab work and design.

Brendan Hamilton

Hawke's Bay
Irrigation Services Manager

B.Sc Enviro Sc & Phys Geog (2001) Massey University

021 223 4218
brendan@fruition.net.nz

Focus on soil moisture level monitoring and crop water use, throughout the season, to provide advice on irrigation timings, quantities and durations. Utilizing neutron probe, diviner and Sentek continuous soil moisture monitoring technology.

Jason Bennett

Hawke's Bay
Precision Hort Specialist

National Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering  (A – Grade) (2002) 
John Deere Precision Ag Specialist (2014-2018)

021 221 7225
jason@fruition.net.nz

My main focus at Fruition crop and canopy scanning with our Green Atlas cartographer. I also manage Fruition sprayer calibration service over the winter months. Utilising previous experience as a precision ag specialist I am focused on developing practical precision applications for horticulture. 

Angus Bews

Hawke's Bay
Horticultural Technician

B.Agri.Sci (2017) Massey University 

021 949 906
angus@fruition.net.nz

My role at Fruition is to deliver soil moisture monitoring throughout the growing season, using the data gathered to provide irrigation advice on timings and quantities to help maximise client production. I also complete site assessments and due diligence on potential properties for clients.  

Katelyn Gillies

Hawke's Bay
Horticultural Technician

021 221 8709
katelyn@fruition.net.nz

My role at Fruition is to work within Technical Services as part of the Pest and Disease team. Having grown up around the horticulture industry I have a background working in: orchard, packhouse and vineyard roles. I am passionate about pest and disease and hope to learn a lot within my role and to develop my skills and knowledge.  

Bay of Plenty

Our Bay of Plenty team specialise in horticultural consultancy, industry analysis, training and irrigation services for kiwifruit and avocados

Sandy Scarrow

Bay of Plenty
Horticultural Consultant
Managing Director

B.Hort.Sci (1988) Massey University
Diploma in Business and Administration (Management)
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2013)

027 4425 436
sandyscarrow@fruition.net.nz

I love working with clients to make them more successful, on their terms. I also really enjoy tutoring and group facilitation on projects as well as leading our Tauranga team.

Ruth Underwood

Bay of Plenty
Director
Horticultural Consultant

B.Hort.Sci (Hons) (1986) Massey University
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2016)
Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management (2011) Massey University

027 4302 408
ruthunderwood@fruition.net.nz

I enjoy working with growers providing advice, fertiliser programmes, strategic advice and property assessments. I also focus on financial and industry analysis, insurance/expert witness projects. I tutor papers for the Lincoln University Diploma and other horticultural programmes. 

Wendy Bradley

Bay of Plenty
Academic Manager

B.Hort.Sci (1987) Lincoln University
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (2000)
National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (2016)

027 676 4672
wendybradley@fruition.net.nz

My main focus is on promoting our training programmes. I also enjoy tutoring Lincoln, and other horticultural programmes while managing the academic aspects of our training business.

Maia Haeata

Bay of Plenty
National Training Manager

027 838 3333
maia@fruition.ac.nz

I am an experienced programme coordinator with 15 years experience in vocational and tertiary education. My passion is to enable rangatahi (youth) and their whānau (family) to grow, thrive and cultivate. And through He Tūranga Mō Te Mahi, our training programme, we can achieve this. 

Tasman Mouldey

Bay of Plenty
Vakameasina Programme Manager

Bachelor of Teaching (2005), University of Waikato

027 234 5144
tasmanmouldey@fruition.net.nz

It is a real privilege to be in the role of managing the Vakameasina Programme, which provides literacy, numeracy, financial and life skills education for seasonal horticulture workers from a range of Pacific nations. I enjoy working with our amazing team of coordinators, tutors and students across New Zealand to develop educational and social outcomes for people of the Pacific, and our horticultural industry. 

Phoebe Scherer

Bay of Plenty
Assistant Consultant

BSc Hons (2018) University of Auckland

027 676 8636
phoebescherer@fruition.net.nz

Coming from a science background, I came into the horticultural industry as I wanted to work in the Bay of Plenty. I focus on helping clients with the vine monitoring, technical services and data analysis. I also enjoy working on horticultural feasibility projects and due diligence work.

Nelson

Our Nelson team specialise in horticultural consultancy, training, research, irrigation and pest and disease services for pipfruit, grapes, summerfruit and hops

Greg Dryden

Nelson
Managing Director
Horticultural Consultant

M.Hort.Sci (1996) Massey University
B.Hort (1993) Massey University

027 484 3857
gregdryden@fruition.net.nz

I really enjoy meeting with owners, analysing physical and financial performance to meet their business goals. My main projects have included financial modelling, business planning, irrigation scheduling, training and research.

Mike Nelson

Nelson
Horticultural Consultant

Diploma in Field Tech (1986) Lincoln University 
NCH in Vegetable Production (1985) RNZIH
Cert. Nutrient Management (2011) Massey University
Cert. Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management (2012) Massey Universality
Certified Nutrient Management Adviser

027 484 3034
mikenelson@fruition.net.nz

I have a wide background in many types of horticultural and agricultural crops. I get a lot of satisfaction using my extensive field research skills to maximise field trial design and implementation, and effective communication of those findings to the client. I also thoroughly enjoy tutoring horticulture students which is an important part of what we do.

Chris Hosie

Nelson
Horticultural Technician

BCA/BSc (Hons) Accountancy & Geology, Victoria University of Wellington (2000) 
NZ Certificate in Horticulture, Level 3 (2017)

027 484 3045

chrishosie@fruition.net.nz

I am involved in the provision of technical services to pipfruit, grape and hop growers. I love working on collaborative research projects for innovative growing practices and new technologies. I want to provide growers with simple, informative and easy to understand information, to add value to their decision-making processes. 

Marlborough

Our Marlborough team specialises in consultancy, irrigation services and research in wine grapes and other crops

Jim Mercer

Marlborough
Horticultural Consultant

NCH Glasshouse crops and ANCH Commercial Fruit Production (1984 Hadlow, UK) Waitangi Scholar (1994)

027 484 0151
jimmercer@fruition.net.nz

I look after Fruition’s services in Marlborough and Canterbury and really enjoy any new challenges with a horticultural aspect that come along. My main focus is soil moisture monitoring and irrigation management plus research projects and financial analysis. My experiences in the management and marketing aspects of commercial horticulture help me provide a wide understanding of our client’s requirements.