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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.

 

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