NZHIA Executive Team

The day-to-day administration and control of the NZHIA (in between Annual General Meetings) is handled by the Executive Committee, who are elected during the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

Executive Officers:

Chairperson/Treasurer: Richard Barge

Ph: +64 (0)21 706 690
Email: richard@hemptastic.co.nz

Richard has been involved in the hemp industry since reading Jack Herer’s book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes ” in 1994. Richard is an accountant and runs Hemptastic New Zealand, who are currently validating a number of 100% hemp products, made in the NZ market involving oils, hats and bags.

Secretary: Angela van Zyl

Ph: +64 (0)21 126 6742
Email: angelavanzyl17@gmail.com

Based in Hamilton, Angela is passionate about our land, our people and how we look after both and believes hemp is an opportunity to good to miss.  Angela has been researching hemp for 5 years; reading about it, meeting people involved and has attend one of the ECHO building workshops.

Vice-President: Temporarily Vacant

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Executive Members:

Chris Woodney (Chair of Government Committee) – NZ Hemp Brokers, Rotorua
Mobile: +64 (0)27 348 8842
Email: nzhempbrokers@gmail.com

Tom Welch (Chair of Members Committee) – Cannock Harvest, Marton
Phone: +64 (06) 327 7676
Email: tomandmelissawelch@gmail.com

Tui Quauqau Te Paa – Koe Koea Hemp, Ahipara, Kaitaia
Mobile: +64 (0)20 7308 5986
Email: tui.qauqau@gmail.com

Andrew Bell – Kakariki Hemp Processing Ltd, Rotorua
Mobile: +64 (0)22 447 6475
Email: bell.nz@hotmail.com

Paul Wright
Mobile: +64 (0)27 750 8789
Email: sales@hemphealth.co.nz

John Smith
Mobile: +64 (0)27 279 06 48
Email: hempsmith45@gmail.com

Kirsty Harkness
Mobile: +64 (0)21 432 989
Email: kirsty@mountbase.co.nz

Andy Elliot
Mobile: +64 (0)21 244 4333
Email: andy@wakatu.org


Other NZHIA Committees & Teams

Each committee has a strategic plan identifying milestones and goals to help focus their efforts in supporting the NZHIA Executive to achieve the overall objectives of the association. Please contact us if you want any more information on the committees within the NZHIA or want to find out how you can help.

Members/Admin Committee: Looking after the members experience and taking care of the administration for the association.

Media Committee: Raising awareness and funds for the association, and producing newsletters and information for both the media and the industrial hemp community.

Government Committee: Working with the government to ensure the regulations are workable and they are aware of what the industry needs to develop successfully.

Research & Development Committee: Looking at “Food, Fibre and Health” areas, identifying gaps in the road map to achieving a fully integrated and sustainable industry within New Zealand. Click here for more info about the NZHIA R&D Committee.


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