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Company Notices
14 June 2018
AGM reminder
14 June 2018
The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui. Growers will receive their AGM packs in the mail early in July. This is a...
AGM reminder
14 June 2018

The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui. Growers will receive their AGM packs in the mail early in July.

This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is most welcome to attend. The NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

Company Notices
14 June 2018
Fieldays
14 June 2018
KVH has enjoyed a busy start to the annual Mystery Creek Fieldays. Growers visiting our stall within the Zespri tent have been interested in biosecurity issues and what we can all learn from big...
Fieldays
14 June 2018

KVH has enjoyed a busy start to the annual Mystery Creek Fieldays.

Growers visiting our stall within the Zespri tent have been interested in biosecurity issues and what we can all learn from big responses in other industries e.g. Mycoplasma bovis. The lunchtime sessions with short addresses from Zespri, KVH and NZKGI have been well-attended.

KVH is taking the opportunity to catch up with growers to talk about the consultation currently underway on changes to within Recovery region boundaries; the project we’ve been working on putting in an application to the Environmental Protection Authority to release the Samurai Wasp as a control tool in the event of an incursion; and the recent submissions we made on behalf of the kiwifruit industry for that application as well as for the recent Ministry for Primary Industries consultation on proposed import requirements for Actinidia plant material. We will also be talking to other stallholders and importers of machinery to ensure they are aware of the risk of unwanted pests and the protocol to follow if they find anything unusual on their shipments.

Chief Executive Stu Hutchings and KVH staff will be based in the Zespri tent at Mystery Creek again Thursday and Friday – please drop in and say hello.



Image: Waikato kiwifruit grower Richard Glen and KVH Chief Executive, Stu Hutchings at Fieldays on Wednesday.

Company Notices
11 June 2018
Listen to the latest news
11 June 2018
Snapshot is the podcast from KVH. Every month the KVH team will bring you a summary of recent news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and...
Listen to the latest news
11 June 2018

Snapshot is the podcast from KVH.

Every month the KVH team will bring you a summary of recent news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and reminders of upcoming events. Sit back and enjoy the content, knowing you’ll never miss out on all the latest happenings.

The Snapshot is free and available on SoundCloud or from Apple iTunes. Download the latest episode and subscribe today so that new episodes are automatically sent to you.

We’ll also podcast breaking announcements and updates, such as the recent fight against stink bugs on cargo ships in Auckland.

We hope you enjoy listening and look forward to your feedback.

 

Company Notices
31 May 2018
AGM reminder
31 May 2018
KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui. This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is most welcome...
AGM reminder
31 May 2018

KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui.

This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is most welcome to attend. The NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

Growers will receive KVH AGM packs in the mail early in July. Packs will contain the Chairman’s Report, 2017 KVH audited financial statements,  the proposed budget for the 2019/20 financial year, and voting information. A copy of the KVH Annual Update for 2017/18 will also be included.

Company Notices
31 May 2018
Nominations for KVH Board grower directors
31 May 2018
The KVH Board is calling for nominations for three grower directors. Existing Directors David Tanner and Simon Cook will be standing for re-election to the Board. Nomination forms can be downloaded...
Nominations for KVH Board grower directors
31 May 2018

The KVH Board is calling for nominations for three grower directors. Existing Directors David Tanner and Simon Cook will be standing for re-election to the Board.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the KVH website here and must be returned to KVH by 5pm Wednesday 13 June 2018. The appointment terms of KVH Directors was changed by agreement of the KVH grower members at the 2017 KVH AGM and the details of the appointment terms are available on the KVH website here.

Grower members will be asked to vote for their preferred nominee and the successful candidate(s) will be announced following the upcoming AGM on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Company Notices
31 May 2018
KVH at Fieldays
31 May 2018
The KVH team will be in the Zespri tent at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018. Please come and visit the KVH stall (inside the Zespri tent)...
KVH at Fieldays
31 May 2018

The KVH team will be in the Zespri tent at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018. Please come and visit the KVH stall (inside the Zespri tent) for a chat at any point throughout the day. We are keen to discuss any questions, issues, or suggestions you have about biosecurity.

Company Notices
19 April 2018
KVH Associate Director vacancy
19 April 2018
KVH has an exciting development opportunity for a future leader within the kiwifruit industry.  We are seeking an upcoming leader to join the Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated Board of...
KVH Associate Director vacancy
19 April 2018

KVH has an exciting development opportunity for a future leader within the kiwifruit industry. 

We are seeking an upcoming leader to join the Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated Board of Directors as an Associate Director. 

This opportunity will expose the successful applicant to gain experience in governance, leadership and strategy while bringing his/her own industry knowledge and experience to the KVH Board table.   

The Associate Director will also have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry leader and a contribution from KVH towards their governance training. 

This is a non-voting role however the Board seeks full participation in meetings and will welcome constructive contributions from the Associate Director in the workings of the Board. 

For further information or a copy of the position description please contact Jacqui Craig at KVH on 0800 665 825. 

Please send your current CV and application letter to Jacqui by email at
jacqui.craig@kvh.org.nz. Applications close Friday 4 May 2018.

Company Notices
19 April 2018
New Chair for KVH Board
19 April 2018
KVH has elected a new Board Chair, Dr David Tanner. David has been a Director on the KVH Board since September 2016 and was elected Chair at the March Board meeting after Adrian Gault announced...
New Chair for KVH Board
19 April 2018

KVH has elected a new Board Chair, Dr David Tanner.

David has been a Director on the KVH Board since September 2016 and was elected Chair at the March Board meeting after Adrian Gault announced he had decided to stand down from the role so he could focus on his business ventures, including his own kiwifruit orchard.

Many growers know Adrian well and will have seen him at various roadshows over the years - we’re sure you join KVH in thanking him for his commitment during his time as Chair.

With a wealth of experience in the kiwifruit industry, David brings to the role a career steeped in horticultural science and innovation leadership.  Growers will recall he also spent eight years with Zespri as General Manager Science and Innovation, responsible for the innovation team and their investment in research and development.

When Psa struck he was able to dedicate two and half years to leading the science and technical response to the disease, an experience that gave him a comprehensive understanding of Psa and the risk of any other biosecurity event.

Aside from his governance roles with KVH and national education trust House of Science New Zealand, David sits on, or chairs, a number of other food industry boards. Outside of this, David and his business partner are kept busy running their horticultural innovation company, Start Afresh Ltd.

Last but not least, he is of course a grower himself and together with other partners owns green and gold orchards in Katikati and Te Puke.

The KVH Board and team welcome David to his new role.

Company Notices
22 March 2018
Bye bye Barry
22 March 2018
After six years at KVH this is my last week - and final Bulletin - as I leave the industry to now focus on my orchard and governance roles. I joined the team in 2012 when the industry was still...
Bye bye Barry
22 March 2018

After six years at KVH this is my last week - and final Bulletin - as I leave the industry to now focus on my orchard and governance roles.

I joined the team in 2012 when the industry was still coming to grips with Psa and not yet seeing a very clear pathway ahead to recovery. Looking back at my first
Bulletin reminds me how far we’ve all come -  it related to Psa only and we were talking about developing pamphlets and videos to promote the need for hygiene practices; the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry had just revoked movement restrictions in Te Puke; and we had a big project underway to start capturing Psa research ideas.

During my six years I have been really impressed with the leadership in the industry, able to tackle the big and difficult issues while focussing on what is best for growers.

My thanks go out to all growers, postharvest, and Zespri for the support and commitment over the years. It has been a pleasure working with you all as we’ve overcome some huge challenges faced by our industry.
 
Many thanks to past and present members of the KVH team too. Bulletin readers will know the team well and see them often – they’re a committed group of people and I have absolute confidence in the organisation going forward (with Stu Hutchings at the helm) being a necessary protector for our fantastic industry.

Company Notices
22 March 2018
New Chief Executive onboard next week
22 March 2018
KVH is excited to be welcoming new Chief Executive Stu Hutchings to the team on Monday. Prior to taking up the new role Stu was a Group Manager for OSPRI, a partnership between primary industries...
New Chief Executive onboard next week
22 March 2018

KVH is excited to be welcoming new Chief Executive Stu Hutchings to the team on Monday.

Prior to taking up the new role Stu was a Group Manager for OSPRI, a partnership between primary industries and government to manage the NAIT and TBfree programmes. He has had experience as Acting Chief Executive there, aswell as at the Animal Health Board.

Stu comes to the kiwifruit industry experienced in management of biosecurity risks, developing research and innovation programmes, and working on a day-to-day basis with farmers and growers, alongside industry and government.

The focus for Stu once he’s in the hot seat next week is to get out and meet growers and industry people, and ensuring there is full representation for all kiwifruit growers (through KVH) to protect orchards and livelihoods from our most unwanted and destructive pests and pathogens.

Read more about Stu and the December announcement of his appointment in the KVH press release.

Company Notices
8 March 2018
Get your news from the KVH podcast
8 March 2018
The February Snapshot podcast is online summarising latest news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and reminders of upcoming events....
Get your news from the KVH podcast
8 March 2018

The February Snapshot podcast is online summarising latest news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and reminders of upcoming events. It’s free and available now on SoundCloud or from Apple iTunes.

We hope you enjoy listening and look forward to your feedback on this new channel of communication we’ve created to help make it easier for growers to stay up-to-date with the latest important news.

Company Notices
22 February 2018
Most used pages on the KVH website
22 February 2018
KVH closely monitors use of the website to make sure the information we are providing is useful and practical, and easy to find. For the three months November 2017 - January 2018 there were more...
Most used pages on the KVH website
22 February 2018

KVH closely monitors use of the website to make sure the information we are providing is useful and practical, and easy to find.

For the three months November 2017 - January 2018 there were more than 22,000 views of pages on the KVH site, by more than 6,500 people. Consistently among the most used pages for each day over the period were the Psa risk model and spray product list.

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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