Our Trainers

GROWSAFE does not deliver courses itself but accredits specialist trainers to deliver courses. GROWSAFE regularly reviews and appraises trainers to ensure ongoing quality. Trainers set their own fees and training schedules. Trainers can run public courses or courses tailored to individual companies, groups of companies or industry sectors. Some trainers are independent and others some deliver through polytechnics or PTEs. Accredited trainers run courses throughout New Zealand.

Information and contact details about the trainers in your region

Name Contact details Additional information
Northland
John Wordsworth jwordsworth@northtec.ac.nz
027 733 2087
NorthTec tutor
Robin Grieve rrgrieve@xtra.co.nz
09 434 6006
0274 795 663
or Ollie (administrator)
ollie@staffsafe.co.nz
09 435 0423
027 501 0038
Also runs courses in north Auckland
Auckland
Grant Beare and Ann Power info@educhem.co.nz
0800 338 2436
Educhem
Delivers courses in west and south Auckland 
Murray Beare  info@educhem.co.nz
0800 338 2436
Educhem
Delivers courses in west and south Auckland
Also provides training for aerial and contract sprayers
Tara McLeod tmcleod@nzsti.org.nz NZ Sports Turf Institute, specialising in turf management
Robin Grieve As above, under Northland Only delivers courses in north Auckland
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
Waikato
Laurence Overton laurenceover@gmail.com
07 829 7977
WINTEC
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
Bay of Plenty
Eddie Biesek certifiedltd@xtra.co.nz
07 549 4775
No longer delivering Growsafe courses
Steve Young younggunsteve@gmail.com 
027 473 8503
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
East Coast
Andrew Blakeman ablakeman64@gmail.com
027 281 6339
Based in Gisborne
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Will travel within North Island to deliver courses if there is sufficient demand. Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
Hawkes Bay
Andrew Blakeman ablakeman64@gmail.com
027 281 6339
Based in Gisborne
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Will travel within North Island to deliver courses if there is sufficient demand. Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
Horizons
Perry Wright ipm@xtra.co.nz
07 552 0331
Will travel within North Island to deliver courses if there is sufficient demand. Delivers through IPM Services Ltd
Greater Wellington
Dean Bowden sprayschool@xtra.co.nz Based in Wellington
Marlborough and Tasman
Shane Harris info@harristraining.co.nz
0274 574 775
www.harristraining.co.nz
Chris Clark chris.clark@actrix.co.nz
03 522 4568
027 250 7400
www.landskills.co.nz
Canterbury
John Heath industrysolution@actrix.co.nz
021 337 278
Bill Haley 0800 723 3848
info@verticalhorizonz.co.nz
https://www.verticalhorizonz.com/home
Chris Gribben cgribben@nzsti.org.nz NZ Sports Turf Institute, specialising in turf management
West Coast
Shane Harris info@harristraining.co.nz
0274 574 775
www.harristraining.co.nz
Based in top of South Island but will travel if there is sufficient demand.
John Heath industrysolution@actrix.co.nz
021 337 278
Based in north Canterbury but will travel if there is sufficient demand
Chris Clark chris.clark@actrix.co.nz
03 522 4568
027 250 7400
www.landskills.co.nz
Based in top of South Island but will travel if there is sufficient demand.
Otago
Peter Thomson peter@agrispray.co.nz
0800 006 268
Wayne King wayne.king@op.ac.nz
0800 765 9276
Otago Polytech tutor - based in Cromwell
Southland
Peter Chalmers info@adroitsolutions.co.nz
03 208 4643
Ant Sutherland antsutherland@gmail.com
027 227 8475

Note: there are other accredited GROWSAFE trainers not listed here, for example, those who only deliver courses within the Department of Corrections or corporate-specific trainers.