Farewell to Hans
After over 20 years of auditing for BioGro, Hans Dirkse is leaving his position for a new exciting role at Seeka Kiwifruit Industries. His resignation is effective today (June 30).
Hans, who owned and managed an organic kiwifruit orchard in the Tauranga area for many years, was well-known in the industry, especially amongst the kiwifruit growers.
Over the years Hans put a lot of dedication into the organic kiwifruit and avocado industry. He worked closely with Zespri and the local organic groups encouraging and growing organic growing in the region. His iconic ‘BioGro’ license plate was always instantly recognisable.
Hans has always been a big advocate for organic certification, organic farming practises and sustainable truck use. He was recognised on 28 July, 2014 for 24 years of service as a BioGro Auditor. His knowledge and passion will be missed.
We are extremely grateful for all that Hans has accomplished and contributed to both BioGro and the organics industry. We wish him all the best in his new role and in the future.