About Us

GE-Free New Zealand in food & environment (Rage Inc.) is a non-profit organisation.

Your membership subscription & donations will help to finance the following:

Our activities include:

  • Newsletter which includes the newest information about developments concerning Genetic Engineering - local - national - international.
  • Monitoring applications for GE-crops or foods, writing submissions to and attending hearings at Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) or Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ).
  • Advice and assistance with GE submissions to Councils and Government bodies.
  • Writing and presenting submissions & calling expert witnesses - on the problems of Genetic Engineering in New Zealand
  • Legal challenges
  • Enlisting public support for boycotts & petitions requesting major food producers to label/go GE-free.
  • Provide valuable information resource to member & the public (e.g. website, info for public libraries, public meetings, public awareness activities)

GE Free NZ CONTACTS including regional branches:

Office BranchContact PersonPhone / FaxEmail
Head Office GE-Free New Zealand
PO Box 13402, Wellington
(04) 477 4744
Press contacts
Spokesperson Jon Carapiet  (09) 815 3370 spokesperson@gefree.org.nz
Transgenic animal/health issues Claire Bleakley (06) 308 9842 president@gefree.org.nz
Secretary Jon Muller (04) 477 4744 secretary@gefree.org.nz
Newsletter Kara Vandeleur   gefreenz.membership@gmail.com
Regional Branch Contacts
GE FREE NORTHLAND in Food & Environment Zelka Linda Grammer
Auckland GE Free NZ (Coalition) Lisa or Jon
GE Free Hawke’s Bay  Adrian White
(06) 878 1512
Claire Bleakley 027 348 6731
GE Free Wellington Kara or Jon 022 3456 121  
GE Free Kapiti Vicki McCaffrey or Barbara Mountier (04) 905 2526 n.mountier@clear.net.nz
GE Free Bay of Plenty Jodie or Karen
Groundswell, Christchurch Tremane Barr (03) 981 5235 tremane.barr@clear.net.nz 
Dunedin Coalition for a GE Free Environment Ruth Lawson (03) 476 1345   lawbrad@clear.net.nz
GE Free Manawatu Susan Galea   susangalea@hotmail.com



There are various other groups with whom we work together to achieve our goal: GE-Free New Zealand in food and environment.