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Established in December 2014, KiwiNet is the team of people selected from 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

This handbook has been developed as a resource for KiwiNet members and KiwiNet co-ordinators. The handbook covers:

  • What is KiwiNet? – The purpose of KiwiNet and the roles of individuals on the team.
  • What is readiness? – Understanding the components of readiness needed to minimise the impact of any biosecurity incursion.
  • What is response? – Understanding the biosecurity response structure and what will be required of the KiwiNet team in the event of a response.

KiwiNet member resources:

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.



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