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Protocols & Movement Controls
28 July 2016
Two new nurseries join the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS)
28 July 2016
Ohaeawai Nursery in Mangawhai and Harts Hideaway Nursery in Katikati are the latest nurseries to join the KPCS and are now selling certified kiwifruit plants.    By joining the KPCS,...
Two new nurseries join the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS)
28 July 2016
Ohaeawai Nursery in Mangawhai and Harts Hideaway Nursery in Katikati are the latest nurseries to join the KPCS and are now selling certified kiwifruit plants. 
 
By joining the KPCS, these nurseries demonstrate they are managing biosecurity risks, have been independently audited, visually inspected for target organisms and returned a non-detected result for a very comprehensive testing regime for Psa-V.
 
From 1 October 2016 the KPCS becomes fully implemented, meaning all nurseries must be part of the Scheme to be able to sell kiwifruit plants. 
Click here for a list of nurseries and their status.
 
Protocols & Movement Controls
28 July 2016
NPMP review - final document on website
28 July 2016
KVH has completed its internal, non-statutory review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) and the final document is available on the KVH website here.    KVH carried out...
NPMP review - final document on website
28 July 2016
KVH has completed its internal, non-statutory review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP) and the final document is available on the KVH website here
 
KVH carried out consultation and met with growers and postharvest for their feedback throughout July. Specific matters raised during the consultation, and the Board’s response to these, are included in the final review document.
Biosecurity News
26 July 2016
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016
Tuesday's release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document for industry consultation is the next positive step forward in the Biosecurity 2025 project and KVH welcomes its...
Biosecurity 2025 - discussion document released
26 July 2016

Tuesday's release of MPI’s ‘Biosecurity 2025’ discussion document for industry consultation is the next positive step forward in the Biosecurity 2025 project and KVH welcomes its release.

As a GIA partner, KVH looks forward to once again engaging with the kiwifruit industry, GIA partners, MPI and Minister Guy on this project.

The Biosecurity 2025 project was launched by MPI in April 2015 to review and future-proof New Zealand's biosecurity system and KVH gave feedback and input into the initial discussion document on behalf of the kiwifruit industry. 

Over the coming weeks KVH will facilitate relevant industry meetings to ensure the kiwifruit industry is well represented in the consultation process. 
 
This is an important opportunity for not just primary industries, but all New Zealanders to influence the government on biosecurity at a strategic level. This engagement also reinforces the partnership between GIA partners and Government. 
 
Following industry consultation KVH will prepare a submission on behalf of the industry that will contribute to the drafting of a Direction Statement which will inform New Zealand’s future biosecurity strategy.
 
A full copy of the discussion document is available at www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity2025.
Protocols & Movement Controls
19 July 2016
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).   This is the first new region to be established since...
KVH Board approves new Far North exclusion region
19 July 2016
The KVH Board has approved a new ‘Far North’ exclusion region, under the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan (NPMP).
 
This is the first new region to be established since finalising the ‘Establishment of New Exclusion Regions Policy’. 
 
The new policy was developed following the internal review of the NPMP which identified the opportunity to protect new areas outside of existing growing regions through controlling the movement of high risk items to these sites. 
 
These include any new regions growing commercial fruit for export and any new sites remote from kiwifruit regions selected for production of disease-free plant material (e.g. pollen, budwood, young plants) for export and/or domestic supply.
 
A ‘Far North’ region was requested by an industry body operating in this area. The new region extends from Ahipara on the West coast across to Taipa in on the East coast and up to Cape Reinga.
 
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.

 

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.
 
Grower News
30 June 2016
KVH presenting at Zespri grower road shows
30 June 2016
KVH will be presenting to growers at the upcoming Zespri grower road shows from 1 to 8 July. KVH Chief Executive Barry O’Neil will give an overview on the internal review of the National Psa-V...
KVH presenting at Zespri grower road shows
30 June 2016

KVH will be presenting to growers at the upcoming Zespri grower road shows from 1 to 8 July. KVH Chief Executive Barry O’Neil will give an overview on the internal review of the National Psa-V Pest Management Plan, the new Psa-V Risk Model, the latest developments with product resistance and the Kiwifruit Plant Certification Scheme (KPCS) which will be fully implemented on 1 October 2016.

The grower road shows are an opportunity for growers to engage with industry leaders and ask any questions they may have. 

Click here for the full schedule. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Psa-V Risk Model and iPhones
30 June 2016
Growers using ‘Safari’ as their website browser may be experiencing an error message when accessing the new Psa-V Risk Model. Safari is the default browser for iPhones and the only...
Psa-V Risk Model and iPhones
30 June 2016

Growers using ‘Safari’ as their website browser may be experiencing an error message when accessing the new Psa-V Risk Model. Safari is the default browser for iPhones and the only browser which does not allow third party cookies by default. For this reason, it is giving the error message. What are cookies?

While KVH works with HortPlus to find a permanent solution for this, an immediate solution is to firstly trying changing your browser to ‘google chrome’ or change the privacy settings in Safari to the ‘Always Allow’ option. An explanation and instructions can be found here

We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep users updated with progress. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016
MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for...
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016

MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for tighter rules on transitional facilities and welcomes these changes by MPI. 

Read more on the MPI website. 

Grower News
30 June 2016
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016
MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for...
Stricter rules for transitional facilities
30 June 2016

MPI has announced stricter rules for approved transitional facilities to help reduce the chance of unwanted pests or diseases arriving in New Zealand from imported goods. KVH has been pushing for tighter rules on transitional facilities and welcomes these changes by MPI. 

Read more on the MPI website. 

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New Zealand

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