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Established in December 2014, KiwiNet is the team of people selected from right across the kiwifruit industry who champion biosecurity readiness and coordinate the deployment of kiwifruit industry resources into biosecurity responses. KiwiNet exists to reduce the impacts on our industry if/when we face our next major biosecurity incursion, to retain the key lessons from our Psa-V experience and to build on this and to enable a pan-industry approach.

KiwiNet Handbook
Each KiwiNet coordinator has been issued with a KiwiNet Handbook

The KiwiNet Handbook covers:

  • About KiwiNet – The purpose of KiwiNet and roles of members to achieve this outcome
  • About Readiness – Understanding the components of readiness needed to minimise the impact of any biosecurity incursion
  • Further Resources – Additional resources to support KiwiNet members

Queensland Fruit Fly Response: February 2015
The Auckland QFF response in February 2015 provided an opportunity to deploy KiwiNet for the first time. More than 50 people from across the kiwifruit industry worked on the ground in Auckland as part of the wider response team carrying out trapping, monitoring and surveillence. 

  • Click here to read more in the Kiwifruit Journal.

Read the profiles of two people who were deployed as part of KiwiNet below:

Information for KiwiNet Responders
KiwiNet team members may be asked at any time to participate in a biosecurity response. The information below is intended to assist KiwiNet responders in learning about a typical response, what you will need if attending, the timeline of decision-making for KiwiNet coordinators, draft agendas for conference calls, a general guideline on how costs will be apportioned and role cards for positions that KiwiNet responders may undertake. Note that positions/roles are allocated on an as-needed rather than an as-requested basis. 

KiwiNet meeting presentations

Background information (December 2014)


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New Zealand

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