First Fresh NZGAP Group Scheme

There has been strong interest from growers in the First Fresh NZGAP group scheme. 

The scheme allows First Fresh to certify your product as meeting NZGAP requirements at a much lower cost than for an individual NZGAP certificate. At the moment the scheme fees would enable a registered grower to save close to $200 a year.


  • The group scheme is the lowest cost option for growers to access NZGAP/GAP restricted markets when compared to the costs of individual NZGAP certification.


  • Contact our Compliance Co-ordinator, Mathew Bannister ( or your Product Manager to confirm that you want to join the group scheme. We will then arrange the necessary paperwork to be forwarded to you for completion .
  • If you already have NZGAP certification then you can still join the scheme straight away and become an APPROVED SUPPLIER. No fees will be paid until your NZGAP certification anniversary.
  • If your NZGAP certification has lapsed then you will need to sign on as a member of the scheme, pass a First Fresh orchard inspection and complete the NZGAP checklist. Once this is done you will become an APPROVED SUPPLIER .

To register or for further information please contact:

Mathew Bannister - Compliance Co-ordinator


M: (021) 222 0393

P: (06) 869 2137