Growers formed the New Zealand Truffle Association in 1991. In 2002, truffles were made a recognised product group by the Horticultural Export Authority, requiring all exports of truffles to be licensed.
Today there are over 300 truffières planted around New Zealand. These range in size from a few tens of trees to many thousands. There are at least five companies producing truffle inoculated seedlings and dozens of growers supplying truffles to the hospitality industry all over the country. A handful of growers have begun exporting truffles, enhancing New Zealand’s reputation for producing premium agricultural products.