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Company Notices
25 February 2019
Listen to the latest news
25 February 2019
Snapshot is the podcast from KVH. Every month the KVH team brings you a summary of recent news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and...
Listen to the latest news
25 February 2019

Snapshot is the podcast from KVH.

Every month the KVH team brings you a summary of recent news and activities, seasonal orchard management advice, feature pests to be on the lookout for, and reminders of upcoming events. Sit back and enjoy the content, knowing you’ll never miss out on all the latest happenings.

The Snapshot is free and available on SoundCloud or from Apple iTunes. Download the latest episode and subscribe today so that new episodes are automatically sent to you.

We hope you enjoy listening and look forward to your feedback.

 

Company Notices
21 February 2019
New look for the KVH website
21 February 2019
We’ve refreshed the homepage of our website to make it easier to use and so that you can quickly access the most used resources we offer. The homepage now contains the red KVH logo front and...
New look for the KVH website
21 February 2019

We’ve refreshed the homepage of our website to make it easier to use and so that you can quickly access the most used resources we offer.

The homepage now contains the red KVH logo front and centre; sections for growers and nurseries to click on and get all the information they need; and new buttons to access to the most used pages with one click – namely the Psa risk model, the list of kiwifruit’s most unwanted threats, and the current list of protective spray products. 

Company Notices
7 February 2019
New biosecurity advisor: Erin Lane
7 February 2019
KVH is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Lane as Biosecurity Advisor. Erin comes to KVH from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) where she held various roles over her seven years...
New biosecurity advisor: Erin Lane
7 February 2019

KVH is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Lane as Biosecurity Advisor.

Erin comes to KVH from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) where she held various roles over her seven years there. She began as a Quarantine Officer in Auckland, working at the port, airport, mail centre and transitional facilities inspecting and clearing imported goods. Erin also worked as an Incursion Investigator, an Adviser in the Readiness and Response team, and an Adviser in the Regulation area, working specifically on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) regulation.

Most recently, Erin has worked in Japan with the vehicle industry on educating and promoting better biosecurity practices, and more specifically, BMSB management across their supply chain to ensure that the risk posed by this unwanted pest remains offshore.

Erin brings with her biosecurity expertise and experience, with a sound understanding of biosecurity policy, standard setting and risk analysis. In her role at KVH, she will be focussing on maintaining accurate and up to date pest lists to help prioritise readiness efforts. She will be working closely with growers and the wider kiwifruit industry to ensure awareness of biosecurity threats, to support the industry to manage any biosecurity risks, and to help increase the industry’s level of overall biosecurity preparedness.

Company Notices
7 February 2019
Support talented young horticulturalists
7 February 2019
Head along to the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition at the Te Puke A&P Show this weekend in support of the up-and-coming horticulturalists vying for the title. Eight competitors,...
Support talented young horticulturalists
7 February 2019

Head along to the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition at the Te Puke A&P Show this weekend in support of the up-and-coming horticulturalists vying for the title.

Eight competitors, known for their passion for the industry and exciting futures, will battle it out in a series of theoretical and practical horticultural activities designed to test contestants in a competitive, fast-paced environment. There will also be a biosecurity quiz round run by KVH who will be at the A&P Show all day on Saturday to answer any questions you may have about the work we’re doing to keep unwanted pests and diseases from establishing within our kiwifruit orchards and communities.

Company Notices
7 February 2019
Listen to the latest news
7 February 2019
The January Snapshot podcast is now online and features a round-up with Mark Whitworth, Cargo Services Manager at the Port of Tauranga. This episode covers the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) find...
Listen to the latest news
7 February 2019

The January Snapshot podcast is now online and features a round-up with Mark Whitworth, Cargo Services Manager at the Port of Tauranga. This episode covers the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) find in Mount Maunganui just before Christmas and what KVH, alongside the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Port of Tauranga do to keep risk at bay, particularly in terms of arriving cargo and cruise passengers.

The Snapshot podcasts are free and available now on SoundCloud or from Apple iTunes.

Company Notices
13 December 2018
Merry Christmas from KVH
13 December 2018
The KVH office will be closed from midday on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 7 January 2019. If any urgent issues arise during this period, please contact Chief Executive...
Merry Christmas from KVH
13 December 2018

The KVH office will be closed from midday on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 7 January 2019. If any urgent issues arise during this period, please contact Chief Executive Stu Hutchings on 0274 787 901.

 

Also, Hill Laboratories have limited hours for testing over the Christmas period. Read the note in this Bulletin for more information about exact dates.

Company Notices
29 November 2018
Quick survey to have a say
29 November 2018
We’re running a short survey about the ways in which we share information with you, and how often. We’re working to raise awareness about good biosecurity practice, the benefits these...
Quick survey to have a say
29 November 2018

We’re running a short survey about the ways in which we share information with you, and how often.

We’re working to raise awareness about good biosecurity practice, the benefits these can bring, and the potentially devastating impacts of another incursion on our orchards. In doing this, we need to learn more about the ways you prefer us to keep in touch with you and how we can get important information under your nose.

This survey will give us a clearer picture of what we should do more of and what we should do less of so that we’re better serving growers by providing the information and resources needed.

Your views are important – please take part (it will only take a couple of minutes to complete) and help us work together to continue protecting New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry from unwanted pest and disease threats. Complete the survey here.

The survey closes 5pm Monday 3 December 2018.

All responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential to KVH.

Company Notices
15 November 2018
Help us help you - take our survey
15 November 2018
We’re running a short survey about the ways in which we share information with you, and how often. We’re working to raise awareness about good biosecurity practice, the benefits these...
Help us help you - take our survey
15 November 2018

We’re running a short survey about the ways in which we share information with you, and how often.

We’re working to raise awareness about good biosecurity practice, the benefits these can bring, and the potentially devastating impacts of another incursion on our orchards. In doing this, we need to learn more about the ways you prefer us to keep in touch with you and how we can get important information under your nose.

This survey will give us a clearer picture of what we should do more of and what we should do less of so that we’re better serving growers by providing the information and resources needed.

Your views are important. Please take part (it will only take around four minutes to complete) and help us work together to continue protecting New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry from unwanted pest and disease threats. Complete the survey here.

The survey closes 5pm Monday 3 December 2018. All responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential to KVH. 

Company Notices
18 October 2018
KVH biosecurity award finalists
18 October 2018
KVH is pleased to be representing kiwifruit as a finalist in the industry category at the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. The awards were established two years ago to recognise and celebrate...
KVH biosecurity award finalists
18 October 2018

KVH is pleased to be representing kiwifruit as a finalist in the industry category at the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.

The awards were established two years ago to recognise and celebrate exemplary contributions to protecting our taonga (precious natural resources) and ensuring New Zealand's biosecurity system remains resilient, effective, and world-leading. They reflect the spirit of the newly launched biosecurity brand Ko Tātou This Is Us which has been created to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million – all New Zealanders.

Award winners will be announced during the annual Biosecurity Forum in Auckland on Monday 12 November 2018 (read more about the awards and all this year’s nominees here). We’ll let you know the results in that week’s Bulletin.

Company Notices
26 July 2018
Former KVH Chairman awarded Bledisloe Cup
26 July 2018
An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter McBride, accepted horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference earlier this week. Very similar to...
Former KVH Chairman awarded Bledisloe Cup
26 July 2018

An outstanding leader in the kiwifruit industry, Peter McBride, accepted horticulture’s premier award, the Bledisloe Cup, at the Horticulture Conference earlier this week.

Very similar to the famous rugby Bledisloe Cup, horticulture’s version was one of three cups Lord Bledisloe presented to New Zealand in 1931 and celebrates a person who has made an outstanding and meritorious contribution to the New Zealand horticulture industry.

The Cup was presented by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor to Mr McBride, whose involvement with the kiwifruit industry spans 40 years, including as KVH Chairman when the organisation was created in 2010.

KVH congratulates Peter on his award and acknowledges his great service to the kiwifruit industry.

Company Notices
26 July 2018
Help spread the biosecurity word online
26 July 2018
You, your staff, family and friends, can follow KVH on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media pages. We use the pages to engage with more people across the wider kiwifruit industry and share...
Help spread the biosecurity word online
26 July 2018

You, your staff, family and friends, can follow KVH on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media pages. We use the pages to engage with more people across the wider kiwifruit industry and share biosecurity messages with the public.

It’s important to us that everyone is involved in biosecurity and sees that they have a part to play in helping keep out unwanted pests and threats. We promote general biosecurity messages, tell our story (how we came to be and what or goals are for the kiwifruit industry), share positive stories about kiwifruit growers and promote upcoming events like field days and workshops.

Being online also enables us to spread messages more efficiently and quickly when we need to let people know about new incursions, any effects they may or may not have on kiwifruit (like myrtle rust), and what actions people need to take. You can follow us on Twitter ‘@KVHNZ’ or find us on Facebook and YouTube at ‘Kiwifruit Vine Health – KVH’.

Company Notices
26 July 2018
AGM results
26 July 2018
The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this morning. Thank you to all those who were able to attend. All Resolutions were passed and the Director election results are as...
AGM results
26 July 2018

The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this morning. Thank you to all those who were able to attend. All Resolutions were passed and the Director election results are as follows:

·         David Tanner: elected for a three year term

·         Simon Cook: elected for a two year term

·         Dermott Malley: elected for a one year term

If you have any questions about the AGM results please either contact KVH on 0800 665 825, email info@kvh.org.nz or speak to a KVH Director.

All AGM documents, including Resolutions, financial statements and budget information, are available to reference on the KVH website. Copies of the new Annual Update are available here. 

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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

Email: info@kvh.org.nz