New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research

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New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research
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Agency overview
Formed 1 April 1992 (1992-04-01)
Dissolved 1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
Superseding agency
Motto Mana Kai Rangahau
Employees 370
Website (inactive)

The Institute for Crop and Food Research was formed in 1992 as a New Zealand-based biological science Crown Research Institute researching new knowledge in five main areas:

It had an annual turnover of approximately $53 million (2006) and a staff of 370. Its research funding came from a mix of local and international industry and government sources, and its research spanned both fundamental and applied research.

On 6 June 2003, a Piper Navajo Chieftain on a charter flight from Palmerston North to Christchurch crashed on approach to Christchurch Airport, killing the pilot and seven Crop and Food employees, and seriously injuring two others.[1]

On 1 December 2008, Crop & Food Research (company number 547965) merged with HortResearch to form New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research trading as Plant and Food Research.[2]


  1. ^ Booker, Jarrod (31 May 2006). "Pilot broke rules in air crash, says coroner". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Mapp, Wayne (1 December 2008). "Minister welcomes new Crown Research Institute" (Press release). 

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