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KVH visits fruit importers
14 December 2017

New Zealand imports a range of fruit over the summer period to complement what we produce here. While measures are in place to prevent entry of pests and diseases on this pathway, we can always strengthen the system and further reduce the risk by not taking imported fruit into orchards or discarding waste material near vines.

Over the last fortnight, KVH visited several key fruit importers to raise awareness of biosecurity threats, highlight steps they can take to mitigate risk, and spread the message on the importance of biosecurity to our industry.

We also distributed posters with important and useful information on pests to look out for that importers can display at their facilities.

Thanks to all the importers we visited. The level of awareness about unwanted pests has impressed us, as has the level of co-operation and willingness to contribute to ideas to improve biosecurity. 

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