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Simon Morley-John

-Specialist Capsicum Grower

Simon is one of two siblings born in Hong Kong where he lived with his family until moving to boarding school in England. After finishing school Simon moved to New Zealand and completed a Farming Diploma at Massey University in Palmerston North.


After spending three years managing farms around the South Island Simon moved to Auckland where he worked in Production and Propagation for Zealandia.  He also had a three year stint in Despatch and Export Department before moving into the sales department of the company.


Seeking more commercial experience, Simon moved on to a trading company who imported food commodities and plastics. Over the next few years Simon took on roles within the same industry, covering many roles from Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager and finally Production Manager with Lisa’s Hummus.


In April of 2000, Simon joined the team at NZ Hothouse where he was performing general duties, whilst running a small Capsicum growing facility from home. He then moved to the Ramarama based site and assisted with growing tomatoes before doing a 6 month stint at the newly built Bombay site. Simon has now spent since 2005 growing capsicums at the Karaka site and been with NZ Hothouse for over ten years.


Simon lives locally in Karaka where he has lived with wife Judith for 20 years. They have two grown sons who live in Auckland, the first was married in September 2010 at the family home.


Sailing has always been a passion of Simon’s, covering the Gulf, The Barrier and the Bay of Islands. Snow skiing has been a family hobbie for years although Simon has to be a little more cautious these days with two new knees, as with tennis which he also enjoys.


Food and Cooking is also a passion, and no doubt due to wife Judith’s job as a nutritionist with the Heart Foundation. Judith is now studying hard for her Master’s.

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