We’re a charity and incorporated society governed by a volunteer national council of seven elected members.

Our small office team manages production of our flagship publication, Organic NZ. We also work with our members and partner organisations to support the development of organic, regenerative, growing.

Our activities

  • Publication of Organic NZ magazine and a number of educational growing guides,
  • Working to curb pesticide and synthetic fertiliser use by providing information and education on their health and environmental effects
  • Advocacy to keep NZ farming, our food supply, and the environment free of genetic engineering, pesticides and synthetic additives,
  • Engaging with local and central Government to influence decisions and policy,

Our structure

The Soil & Health Association has a strong supporter and membership base. We have a volunteer governance body, a national office with permanent staff members, contract staff, and branches that are run by volunteers.


The Association’s governance body is called the National Council (NC). It consists of seven members who are appointed by the membership. NC members are elected for a two-year term.
See the current National Council

Our constitution

Our current constitution is available here.

National office

The staff at the National Office run the management and day-to-day operation of the Association.
Contact the National Office


The branches are set-up with their own constitutions and committees. There are three active branches; Auckland, Wellington, and Canterbury.

Members and Supporters

Members and supporters have made it possible to have an Association since 1941! By joining the Association, purchasing our magazine and making donations, members of the public provide funding for the Association to carry out our work. Members and supporters also play a vital role in education and advocacy; educating both themselves and others and taking action to support our campaigns.

Our policies

We take a stance on key issues relating to food, the environment and health. Read our policy positions here: Our policies