Plant quarantine facilities

A list of facilities approved by MPI to provide post-entry quarantine for plants.


Plant post-entry quarantine facilities are approved to the facility standard: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants [PDF, 530 KB].

Read MPI's step-by-step guides for importing:

Contact the facility directly to discuss the scope of their approval and ability to provide quarantine space for particular crops.

Facilities listed below in bold have experience with crops that require traceability in post-entry quarantine (such as high-value crops that need testing).

Level 1 PEQ facilities

Facility nameFacility #LocationContact details
Plant & Food Research 16624 Fitzherbert Science Centre
Batchelar Road
Palmerston North
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881

Level 2 PEQ facilities – greenhouse

Facility nameFacility #LocationContact details
Bambina Rose NZ Ltd 26157 Vaile Road
Newstead
Hamilton
Janette Barnett
Email: moreroses4me@gmail.com
Telephone: 027 272 7177
Growing Spectrum 2148 Lyon Street
Kihikihi 3800
Waikato
Grant Eyre
Email: grant@growingspectrum.co.nz
Telephone: 07 871 6166
Lifetech Laboratories Ltd 1638 Albany Highway
Albany
Auckland
Mark Wilson
Email: mark@lifetech.co.nz
Telephone: 09 415 9873
Fax: 09 415 9893
Nick Martin Floriculture 12462 Smeaton Road
Waiuku
Nick Martin
Email: nmfloriculture@gmail.com
Telephone: 021 052 5123
Pattullo’s Nurseries 1956 Links Road
Napier
Kerry Sixtus
Email: pnltd@airnet.net.nz
Telephone: 06 844 6310
Fax: 06 844 6310
Plant & Food Research 1816 Fitzherbert Science Centre
Batchelar Road
Palmerston North
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881
Plant & Food Research 16623 Corner of Crosses and St Georges Road
Havelock North
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881
Plant & Food Research 16652 Canterbury Agricultural & Science Centre
Gerald Street
Lincoln
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881
Te Horo Ornamentals 781 Settlement Road
Te Horo
Geoff Jewel
Email: geoff@tehoro-protea.co.nz
Telephone: 06 364 2051
Tuckers Orchid Nursery 1929 Bayswater Avenue
Bayswater
Auckland
Ross and Susan Tucker
Email: orchids@clear.net.nz
Telephone: 09 473 8629
Fax: 09 473 8629
Waimea Nurseries 789 Golden Hills Road
RD1
Richmond
Natasha Crawford
Email: natasha@waimeanurseries.co.nz
Telephone: 03 544 2700
Fax: 03 544 2647

Level 2 PEQ facilities – tissue culture laboratory

Facility nameFacility #LocationContact details
Lifetech Laboratories Ltd 1638 Albany Highway
Albany
Auckland
Mark Wilson
Email: mark@lifetech.co.nz
Telephone: 09 415 9873
Fax: 09 415 9893
Multiflora Laboratories 2880 Keeling Road
Henderson
Auckland
Antony Toledo
Email: antony@multiflora.co.nz
Telephone: 09 828 2221
Fax: 09 828 0011
Plant & Food Research 1816 Fitzherbert Science Centre
Batchelar Road
Palmerston North
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881

Level 3 PEQ facilities – greenhouse

Facility nameFacility #LocationContact details
ArborGen NZ Limited 9511 State Highway 30
Te Teko
Whakatane
Jude Redington
Email: Jude.Redington@arborgen.co.nz
Telephone: 07 322 9030
Fax: 07 322 8451
MPI Plant Health & Environment Laboratory 25508 Morrin Road
St Johns
Auckland
Carol Elliott
Email: PEQTesting@mpi.govt.nz 
Telephone: 09 909 3068
Fax: 09 909 5739
Plant & Food Research 16624 Palmerston North Research Centre
Palmerston North
Mary Horner
Email: Mary.Horner@plantandfood.co.nz
Telephone: 06 975 8930
Fax: 06 975 8881

Level 3 PEQ facilities – tissue culture laboratory

Facility nameFacility #LocationContact details
ArborGen NZ Limited 9511 State Highway 30
Te Teko
Whakatane
Jude Redington
Email: Jude.Redington@arborgen.co.nz
Telephone: 07 322 9045
Fax: 07 322 8451
Lifetech Laboratories Ltd 1638 Albany Highway
Albany
Auckland
Mark Wilson
Email: mark@lifetech.co.nz
Telephone: 09 415 9873
Fax: 09 415 9893
MPI Plant Health & Environment Laboratory 25508 Morrin Road
St Johns
Auckland
Carol Elliott
Email: PEQTesting@mpi.govt.nz 
Telephone: 09 909 3068
Fax: 09 909 5739
Multiflora Laboratories 2880 Keeling Road
Henderson
Auckland
Antony Toledo
Email: antony@multiflora.co.nz
Telephone: 09 828 2221
Fax: 09 828 0011
The Quarantine Lab Ltd

28613 Aongatete
Katikati
Nicky Geary
Email: nicky@thequarantinelab.com
Telephone: 0274 718 271
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