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Our Team

Whether you are looking for a new fruit variety for your orchard or a partner to commercialize a new variety, the team at McGrath Nurseries can be your link to the latest information and technology in the fruit industry. 

McGrath Nurseries has been in the nursery business since 1980 and is a major grower of quality fruit trees in New Zealand. 
The direction of the nursery has been future focused and keeping abreast of new varieties and technological advancement throughout the world to fill the needs of the client and the industry.

Our advantage:

  • Experienced and highly skilled nurserymen producing quality trees for your orchard.
  • Successful management and commercialization of new or exclusive varieties.
  • Researchers and specialists in technological development.
  • Worldwide connections with progressive researchers, growers, packers and marketers.  


We strive to offer:

  • Integrity,
  • Reliability,
  • Innovation,
  • and the best service.

Contact us today...

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Ben Curry

CEO 

Ben joined McGrath Nurseries 2019 Ltd in September of 2019.
Ben has spent the last 12 years dealing with the contentious world of primary sector water use in Canterbury. 
New to the horticultural world, Ben is excited to be involved with the nursery at a time when the industry is going from strength to strength.

Contact Ben for consultation in fruit varieties and orchard layout.

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M: 021 893 944 | P: 07 827 8281

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Tracy Maidment

FCCA, Account Administrator

Tracy joined the McGrath Nurseries team in 2011.

Contact Tracy for accounts receivable and payable queries and administration enquiries.

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P: 07 827 8281

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Tony Graham

Production Manager

Tony has been with McGrath Nurseries since 1983 and manages the field staff and nursery production.

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M: 021 403991 | P: 07 827 8281

Employees-Gareth Blackwell

Gareth Blackwell

Gareth joined the McGrath Nurseries production team December 2016 and operates our specialised spraying and cultivation equipment.

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Andy Lucas

Team Supervisor

Andy is the lead nursery production team supervisor. 
Working under the Production manager, Andy leads and directs the teams in the field.
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Gurinder Grewal

Tractor driver/Team Supervisor

Hailing from the Himalayan region of northern India, Gurinder is at home in driving the tractors and spraying the crops on flat lands of the Waikato. He also is an assistant supervisor as part of the nursery production team.

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Tanya Shelford

From Northland, Te Rarawa Iwi,  Tarn has been with McGrath Nurseries for over 3 years and really enjoys working in the nursery.
She loves working with in the field, especially with the wide variety of people that work here.
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