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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
1 November 2018
Listen to the latest news
1 November 2018
Snapshot is the podcast from KVH. Every month the KVH team will bring 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
1 November 2018

Snapshot is the podcast from KVH.

Every month the KVH team will bring 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’ll also podcast breaking announcements and updates, such as the recent fight against stink bugs on cargo ships in Auckland.

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

 

Company Notices
24 October 2018
Biosecurity 2025
24 October 2018
Biosecurity 2025 is a national partnership between people, organisations, Maori, and central, local and regional government. It's aim is to make our biosecurity system more resilient and...
Biosecurity 2025
24 October 2018

Biosecurity 2025 is a national partnership between people, organisations, Maori, and central, local and regional government. It's aim is to make our biosecurity system more resilient and future-focused to protect our taonga and New Zealand from pests and diseases.

KVH is a key partner in Biosecurity 2025. There are a number of kiwifruit industry, community, and regional initiatives KVH helps drive that sit under and are a part of this national strategy.

Ko Tatou - This Is us
Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases. Ko Tātou This Is Us asks us to take a moment to think about how biosecurity protects our way of life, the outdoor environment where we fish, farm, hunt and explore, the beautiful biodiversity of our unique ecosystem and even the food we eat. Every New Zealander has a role to play in preventing pests and diseases from getting into New Zealand or helping to stop their spread if they do get here. It takes all of us to protect what we’ve got. View the video below and visit the Ko Tātou This Is Us website to learn more.

 

Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital (TMBC) 
This is a collaboration between Tauranga Moana iwi, local industries and business, science institutions, educators, central and local government. Its purpose is leading and taking collaborative action towards biosecurity excellence.

This coalition is an exemplar for regional collaboration and partnership - it is an example of Ko Tatou This Is Us in action, building a biosecurity team of 4.7 million New Zealanders.

Our TMBC focus is on working with rangatahi in partnerships with educators; connecting our communities to the importance of biosecurity; and building collaboration across iwi, hapu, community organisations, industries, science and Matauranga Maori experts, central government and local government to achieve biosecurity excellence. Visit the TMBC website to learn more.

Biosecurity Excellence at the Port of Tauranga
This award-winning partnership was formed in 2014 between the port, several primary industries, and central and local government agencies to prevent and respond to biosecurity risks through the Port of Tauranga.

All groups work together as a port community committed to biosecurity excellence, through effective biosecurity awareness and the use of the very best tools and technologies, backed by science.

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. 

Company Notices
12 July 2018
In the news
12 July 2018
Biosecurity awareness needs work: The Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity says more work needs to be done to help New Zealanders understand biosecurity threats. A recent survey has found more...
In the news
12 July 2018

Biosecurity awareness needs work: The Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity says more work needs to be done to help New Zealanders understand biosecurity threats. A recent survey has found more than 60 per cent of New Zealanders think biosecurity is important, but only 2 per cent think they would be personally affected by a breach.

Scientists sic Samurai Wasps on stink bugs: US researchers released the wasps as a biocontrol agent against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on 56 farms and agricultural sites and found ‘as a biocontrol agent, the wasp is not only very effective at reducing the population of BMSB, but the least environmentally damaging of all the options for controlling this pest in both the urban and agricultural system’.

Biosecurity nightmare halted at border: A traveller’s grisly gift for his family did not make it past Auckland airport biosecurity officers - arriving from Apia late June, the passenger declared a bat’s head to staff which was seized and destroyed. Bats have a terrible reputation as disease carriers and the item could have harboured hitchhiker pests.

Company Notices
12 July 2018
KVH meets with Maori Grower Forum
12 July 2018
Just over a year on from the initial launch, KVH presented at the June meeting of the Maori Kiwifruit Grower Forum late last month. The group advocates on behalf of growers and ensures they are...
KVH meets with Maori Grower Forum
12 July 2018

Just over a year on from the initial launch, KVH presented at the June meeting of the Maori Kiwifruit Grower Forum late last month.

The group advocates on behalf of growers and ensures they are well informed of key issues. Biosecurity is one such issue, and KVH Chief Executive Stu Hutchings discussed with the group the application before the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for approval to release the Samurai Wasp in the event of a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) incursion; potential changes to regional boundaries within Recovery regions; and the importance of improving traceability of all plant and plant material within the kiwifruit industry.

KVH also took the opportunity to thank the Forum for their ongoing commitment to biosecurity activities, particularly the groups submission to the EPA in support of the Samurai Wasp application.

Company Notices
12 July 2018
KVH Director elections
12 July 2018
Growers AGM packs include voting papers for the AGM resolutions and director elections. There are three grower member vacancies for the KVH Board and three candidates standing for election. The...
KVH Director elections
12 July 2018

Growers AGM packs include voting papers for the AGM resolutions and director elections. There are three grower member vacancies for the KVH Board and three candidates standing for election. The candidates are:

·        COOK, Simon – read about Simon here

·        MALLEY, Dermott – read about Dermott here

·        TANNER, David – read about David here

Providing that they all receive votes; the three candidates are duly elected to the KVH Board. Following the rule changes at the 2017 AGM, the number of votes they receive will determine the length of term each director is elected for:

·        the director with the highest number of votes will be elected for a term of three years;

·        the director with the second highest number of votes will be elected for a term of two years; and

·        the director with the third highest number of votes will be elected for a term of one year.

Subsequently, on expiry of appointment, the term of each Director then elected to the KVH Board will be three years.

Company Notices
12 July 2018
Your AGM packs are on their way
12 July 2018
KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will commence at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui. This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is most welcome...
Your AGM packs are on their way
12 July 2018

KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will commence at 9am on Thursday 26 July 2018, at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui.

This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is most welcome to attend.

Growers should receive their AGM packs in the mail over the coming days if they haven’t already arrived. Packs include voting information (votes can be made online), the Chairman’s Report, 2017 KVH audited financial statements, and the proposed budget for the 2019/20 financial year. A reference copy of the material included in the packs is also available on the KVH website.

The NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

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Kiwifruit Vine Health

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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