COVID-19 Update: Essential Service Designation

27 March 2020 

Following the government COVID-19 update advising that New Zealand will go to Level 4 ‘lockdown’ alert, South Pacific Seeds (encompassing Seed Innovations) has registered for “Safe Practice” through the Ministry for Primary Industries (“MPI”).

MPI has advised that the seed and seed treatment services that SPS delivers to the New Zealand horticulture sector will be considered an “essential service” as part of the food production supply chain, provided that these services can be delivered in a manner that appropriately minimises risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Whilst our offering to our customers will remain the same in respect of providing you with vegetable seed and seed treatment services, the business will be operating under new strict protocols and Ministry guidelines.

As always, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our customers and our staff. Accordingly, the protocols we will implement will focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of you, our staff and the broader community.

Due to measures imposed we are working with a reduced team at this time so will endeavour to do our best to get your job processed in a reasonable timeframe to minimise any disruptions to your businesses during such a critical time for our nation.

Thank you for your continuing support. We wish you, your families and employees well during these uncertain times.

Yours Sincerely
Charlotte Connoley
Managing Director

0800 77 22 70
+64 (9) 239 0890 ext. 6
+64 (9) 239 0896


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