ABOUT KIWIFRUIT COUNTRY
The Fleming Family
Kiwifruit Country is a family owned business.
Gavin and I have both been involved with the kiwifruit Industry for many years.
Gavin originally from Scotland, started working within kiwifruit Orchards in the school holidays as a 16yr old when his family first arrived to the Bay of Plenty in 1984.
I (Amanda) grew up on an orchard. As a youngster our family planted the vines and established an orchard from bare land. Both myself & Gavin have worked in all facets of the industry, from pruning, picking, grading, packing. However, in more recent years we have been sharing our passion for kiwifruit with travellers from all over the world.
Our daughters, Amelia and Madeline, also work at Kiwifruit Country during the university holidays. That is, when they can fit working in, between mountain biking, surfing, paddle boarding and skiing. They occasionally paddle board home along the Kaituna river at the bottom of the property.
Simon Elton has been taking tours with the family for over 15yrs, he is also a professional
musician. But what he doesn’t know about kiwifruit isn’t worth knowing.
Hugh, Deane, Emily, are all good friends of the girls.
We are a close knit family business and we hope you enjoy your visit with us!