KVH engages across the New Zealand biosecurity system to ensure pathway protection is adequate to keep out biosecurity threats to the kiwifruit industry. This page provides an overview of how the New Zealand biosecurity system works.
The NZ Border and how it operates
Our international ports cannot be considered in isolation. Rather, the border is one of several layers of biosecurity protection for our industry, which begins offshore (including international and trade agreements and treatment offshore), the border and continues post-border into New Zealand.
Our biosecurity protection is a result of joint action/measures taken by central and local government, industries, the science community and others. Coordinating this effort is critical.
KVH has prepared a report which provides an overview of the biosecurity layers and an understanding of how biosecurity risks to our industry are being managed. A copy of the report is available on the link below.
Profile Series: Border Interventions on Import Pathways
KVH has profiled a series of pathways, providing short overviews on the intervention techniques used by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to manage biosecurity risks on these pathways.
The series is intended to provide the kiwifruit industry with a better understanding of how risks are managed at the border.
Kiwifruit growers returning from overseas
Everyone in the kiwifruit industry has a responsibility to manage biosecurity risks when travelling. To assist, KVH has developed best practice for kiwifruit growers to help reduce biosecurity risk after visiting an offshore orchard or farm; and also what they can expect through border control when arriving back in New Zealand. Click here.
Port Review—Port of Tauranga and Rotorua Airport
KVH have completed a preliminary review of border interventions at two ports of entry in the Bay of Plenty, the Port of Tauranga and Rotorua Airport. This review paper, providing and overview of thepotential pathways that pests may enter these ports, and some of the border interventions used by MPI to mitigate these risks, is available on the link below.