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Biosecurity News
28 July 2016
KiwiNet workshop highlights biosecurity risks
28 July 2016
The ‘KiwiNet’ team meet twice-yearly as part of their ongoing commitment to championing biosecurity within the industry; and on Wednesday KVH held a workshop for the group where they were...
KiwiNet workshop highlights biosecurity risks
28 July 2016
The ‘KiwiNet’ team meet twice-yearly as part of their ongoing commitment to championing biosecurity within the industry; and on Wednesday KVH held a workshop for the group where they were presented with topical biosecurity information relevant to the kiwifruit industry.
 
The main focus of the workshop was to work through the challenges of a fruit fly incursion during harvest with Zespri and MPI.
 
Zespri’s Elaine Gould also presented the group with an overview of ‘Verona vine decline’—a serious issue currently affecting kiwifruit vines in Verona, Italy.
 
Rapidly declining vines were first reported in 2012 where 50 hectares of kiwifruit were affected and recent reports suggest this has now reached 2000 hectares in 2016.
 
Symptoms include discolouration, reduced vegetative growth, dieback and reduced fruit development. The most obvious symptom is below ground the root system of affected plants is strongly compromised. Root rot is widespread with reduced diameter and lack the fibrous feeder roots. 
 
The cause of the vine decline is unknown, but may result from a combination of factors including pathogens, soil structure, irrigation and climate. The KVH/Zespri Biosecurity Innovation Programme has recently contributed around $16k to support research into the cause of the decline and to identify possible pathogens.
 
Company Notices
28 July 2016
Voting now underway for director nominees
28 July 2016
Voting is now underway for three grower directors on the KVH Board. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August. There are 11 nominees for three grower director...
Voting now underway for director nominees
28 July 2016
Voting is now underway for three grower directors on the KVH Board. AGM voting packs were posted to all eligible growers on Friday 5 August. There are 11 nominees for three grower director positions on the KVH Board. 
 
Growers are encouraged to refer to the information about the 11 nominees included in their AGM voting pack before voting - or click here.
 
Growers may vote prior to the AGM by returning their vote by post in the freepost envelope provided in their voting packs or in person at the AGM. All postal votes must be received by the close of the AGM on 31 August 2016. 
 
KVH AGM details
  • When: Wednesday 31 August, 9.30am
  • Where: ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
Nominees:
  • Adrian Gault
  • David Tanner
  • Graham Milne
  • Ian Schultz
  • Phil Jones
  • Ross Bawden
  • Seth Pardoe
  • Simon Cook
  • Terry Richards
  • Tom Davies
  • Wade Hunkin

If you have not received your AGM grower pack please contact KVH on 0800 665 825.

Biosecurity News
26 July 2016
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016
Tuesday's release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document for industry consultation is the next positive step forward in the Biosecurity 2025 project and KVH welcomes its...
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016

Tuesday's release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document for industry consultation is the next positive step forward in the Biosecurity 2025 project and KVH welcomes its release.

As a GIA partner, KVH looks forward to once again engaging with the kiwifruit industry, GIA partners, MPI and Minister Guy on this project.

The Biosecurity 2025 project was launched by MPI in April 2015 to review and future-proof New Zealand's biosecurity system and KVH gave feedback and input into the initial discussion document on behalf of the kiwifruit industry. 

Over the coming weeks KVH will facilitate relevant industry meetings to ensure the kiwifruit industry is well represented in the consultation process. 
 
This is an important opportunity for not just primary industries, but all New Zealanders to influence the government on biosecurity at a strategic level. This engagement also reinforces the partnership between GIA partners and Government. 
 
Following industry consultation KVH will prepare a submission on behalf of the industry that will contribute to the drafting of a Direction Statement which will inform New Zealand’s future biosecurity strategy.
 
A full copy of the discussion document is available at www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity2025.
Protocols & Movement Controls
19 July 2016
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).   This is the first new region to be established since...
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).
 
This is the first new region to be established since finalising the ‘Establishment of New Exclusion Regions Policy’. 
 
The new policy was developed following the internal review of the NPMP which identified the opportunity to protect new areas outside of existing growing regions through controlling the movement of high risk items to these sites. 
 
These include any new regions growing commercial fruit for export and any new sites remote from kiwifruit regions selected for production of disease-free plant material (e.g. pollen, budwood, young plants) for export and/or domestic supply.
 
A ‘Far North’ region was requested by an industry body operating in this area. The new region extends from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
14 July 2016
New Far North exclusion region proposed
14 July 2016
The KVH Board will consider a proposal to establish a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) when they meet next week.   This is the...
New Far North exclusion region proposed
14 July 2016
The KVH Board will consider a proposal to establish a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) when they meet next week.
 
This is the first such proposal following the finalisation of a new ‘Establishment of New Exclusion Regions Policy’ at the Board’s June meeting. Click here for the new policy.
 
This proposal was requested by an industry body operating in the far north area and follows consultation with local interested parties. The proposed new region would extend from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga.
 
If you have any concerns regarding the establishment of the region, please contact KVH by Monday 18 July on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
14 July 2016
Annual operational plan for NPMP submitted to Minister
14 July 2016
The 2016/17 Operational Plan for the National Psa-V Pest Management (NPMP) was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister for Primary Industries on Tuesday 5 July 2016.   Further to...
Annual operational plan for NPMP submitted to Minister
14 July 2016
The 2016/17 Operational Plan for the National Psa-V Pest Management (NPMP) was approved by the KVH Board, and sent to the Minister for Primary Industries on Tuesday 5 July 2016.
 
Further to KVH’s Bulletin item on 16 June, KVH reviews the Operational Plan annually and submits it to the Minister who checks it for consistency with the NPMP itself, and is able to disallow all or parts of it should there be inconsistencies. This annual review is a requirement under the Biosecurity Act. 
 
Click here to view the 2016/17 Operational Plan.
Grower News
14 July 2016
KVH presents at grower road shows
14 July 2016
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, spent last week presenting to growers at the Zespri Road Shows. Of particular interest to growers was the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest...
KVH presents at grower road shows
14 July 2016
KVH Chief Executive, Barry O’Neil, spent last week presenting to growers at the Zespri Road Shows. Of particular interest to growers was the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP), Psa product resistance and the new Psa-V Risk Model. Click here for a summary of the topics covered.
 
Biosecurity News
14 July 2016
Brown marmorated stink bug intercepted
14 July 2016
As reported in MPI’s recent Surveillance Magazine, a member of the public reported a suspect bug after receiving a UV lamp from the US via mail.  An MPI Incursion Investigator immediately...
Brown marmorated stink bug intercepted
14 July 2016

As reported in MPI’s recent Surveillance Magazine, a member of the public reported a suspect bug after receiving a UV lamp from the US via mail. 

An MPI Incursion Investigator immediately collected the specimen and inspected the packaging it had arrived in. No further insects were found. The insect was subsequently identified as an unmated female Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). The individual was a lone hitch-hiker so the biosecurity risk was eliminated by its capture and destruction.

This interception highlights the risk of BMSB entering NZ through internet purchases from overseas and the importance of reporting any suspicious pests that may arrive through this pathway.

 

Grower News
30 June 2016
KVH presenting at Zespri grower road shows
30 June 2016
KVH will be presenting to growers at the upcoming Zespri grower road shows from 1 to 8 July. KVH Chief Executive Barry O’Neil will give an overview on the internal review of the National Psa-V...
KVH presenting at Zespri grower road shows
30 June 2016

KVH will be presenting to growers at the upcoming Zespri grower road shows from 1 to 8 July. KVH Chief Executive Barry O’Neil will give an overview on the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan, the new Psa-V Risk Model, the latest developments with product resistance and the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) which will be fully implemented on 1 October 2016.

The grower road shows are an opportunity for growers to engage with industry leaders and ask any questions they may have. 

Click here for the full schedule. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Te Puke nursery joins the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme
30 June 2016
BH Horticulture is the tenth nursery to join the KPCS and the first Te Puke-based nursery to start selling KPCS-certified kiwifruit plants. BH Horticulture is selling Bruno rootstock under...
Te Puke nursery joins the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme
30 June 2016

BH Horticulture is the tenth nursery to join the KPCS and the first Te Puke-based nursery to start selling KPCS-certified kiwifruit plants. BH Horticulture is selling Bruno rootstock under cover. 

From 1 October the KPCS will be fully implemented and only certified plants may be bought or sold after this date. 

Click here for a list of nurseries and their status on the KVH website. 

Click here for more information about the KPCS. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Psa-V Risk Model and iPhones
30 June 2016
Growers using ‘Safari’ as their website browser may be experiencing an error message when accessing the new Psa-V Risk Model. Safari is the default browser for iPhones and the only...
Psa-V Risk Model and iPhones
30 June 2016

Growers using ‘Safari’ as their website browser may be experiencing an error message when accessing the new Psa-V Risk Model. Safari is the default browser for iPhones and the only browser which does not allow third party cookies by default. For this reason, it is giving the error message. What are cookies?

While KVH works with HortPlus to find a permanent solution for this, an immediate solution is to firstly trying changing your browser to ‘google chrome’ or change the privacy settings in Safari to the ‘Always Allow’ option. An explanation and instructions can be found here

We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep users updated with progress. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016
MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for...
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016

MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for tighter rules on transitional facilities and welcomes these changes by MPI. 

Read more on the MPI website. 

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