Call­ing for Nom­i­na­tions for Three Direc­tors

2017 Hort NZ Di­rec­tor Elec­tions

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The Hor­ti­cul­ture New Zealand con­sti­tu­tion pro­vides for a term of three years for elected direc­tors with one third of direc­tors re­tir­ing by ro­ta­tion each year. This year three Direc­tors will re­tire by ro­ta­tion.

The fol­low­ing Direc­tors re­tire by ro­ta­tion this year:

Tony HOWEY is of­fer­ing him­self for re-elec­tion

Ju­lian RAINE is of­fer­ing him­self for re-elec­tion

Leon STAL­LARD is of­fer­ing him­self for re-elec­tion In ac­cor­dance with Clause 12 (e) of the Hor­ti­cul­ture New Zealand Con­sti­tu­tion nom­i­na­tions are now be­ing sought from in­di­vid­ual grower mem­bers, af­fil­i­ated Prod­uct Groups

and af­fil­i­ated Grower As­so­ci­a­tions. Can­di­dates must be nom­i­nated by at least two grower mem­bers or af­fil­i­ated or­gan­i­sa­tions. The elec­tion is based on elect­ing the best peo­ple for the job with no al­lo­cated seats for prod­uct, sec­tor or re­gional rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Can­di­date cri­te­ria

Nom­i­nated can­di­dates must be: • a per­son who is an ac­tive grower mem­ber of Hort NZ; or • a di­rec­tor, share­holder, part­ner or trustee of an ac­tive grower mem­ber who is ap­pointed by that mem­ber as the prin­ci­pal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the en­tity in their deal­ings with Hort NZ; or • an em­ployee of an ac­tive grower mem­ber who is ap­pointed by that mem­ber as the prin­ci­pal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the en­tity in their deal­ings with Hort NZ. If more than three (3) can­di­dates are nom­i­nated, an elec­tion will be held where in­di­vid­ual grower mem­bers will vote for their pre­ferred can­di­dates. A pro­file for each can­di­date will

be in­cluded with the vot­ing pa­pers dis­trib­uted to grow­ers. The nom­i­na­tion form and po­si­tion de­scrip­tion is avail­able on Hort NZ’s web­site www.hortnz.co.nz or can be re­quested from the Board Sec­re­tary via email board.sec­re­tary@hortnz.co.nz or by phone 0508 467 869.

Nom­i­na­tions close at 5.00pm on Fri­day 21 April 2017.

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