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NZ Biosecurity System

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.

Biosecurity in New Zealand

The New Zealand 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), is at the border, and continues post-border into New Zealand.

Our biosecurity protection is a result of joint action and 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. An overview of biosecurity at New Zealand's airports has also been produced.

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.

Port Review - Port of Tauranga and Rotorua Airport

In 2013, KVH 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 provided an overview of the potential pathways that pests may enter these ports, and some of the border interventions used by MPI to mitigate these risks.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

Suite 3, Level 1, Customhouse Building
314 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
(entrance cnr Totara and Rata Street)
PO Box 4246, Mount Maunganui, 3149
New Zealand

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz