New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research

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New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research
Agency overview
Formed April 1, 1992 (1992-04-01)
Dissolved December 1, 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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