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Fun Fact
12 November 2020

Did you know that during peak season there are a wopping 43,000 visitors per day out-and-about in the Bay of Plenty? And even during the low season the number is still a huge 21,000!

Tourism Bay of Plenty mentioned the figures at the Biosecurity Week Symposium last week, when they talked about their aim of making sure subtle examples of best biosecuruty practice are included in future videos and promotional material – particularly when the region’s outdoors, trails, tracks and farming or food production properties are included. 

This is a really important message, especially to domestic travellers moving around the country. As well as the known risk to the kiwifruit industry of soil movements, Kauri Dieback is an example of a disease that can easily spread to new areas through soil – even a pinhead-sized amount is enough to cause serious damage.

Read more about how you can reduce the risk of pests and pathogens reaching your orchard in soil or plant material in Step 4 of the KVH Kiwifruit Growers Biosecurity Guidelines.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591