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Company Notices
9 July 2020
New Hawke's Bay Regional Coordinator
9 July 2020
KVH welcomes new Regional Coordinator Gaz Ingram, who will be working with Hawke’s Bay kiwifruit growers, offering  support to help manage and reduce further spread of Psa, and build...
New Hawke's Bay Regional Coordinator
9 July 2020

KVH welcomes new Regional Coordinator Gaz Ingram, who will be working with Hawke’s Bay kiwifruit growers, offering  support to help manage and reduce further spread of Psa, and build awareness of other pest and disease risk in the region.

Gaz has been involved in the horticulture industry since 1996 (growing conventional and organic apples in the Hawke’s  Bay) and has been with Farmlands the last eight years, working with organic and biological/regenerative growers across multiple crop types and growing systems.

His strong connection to the horticulture industry is amplified by previous positions within industry groups
such as the Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers Association, Soil and Health and current Director position at BioGro NZ, the nation’s leading organic certification business.

Supporting growers is a key focus for both KVH and all Regional Coordinators, who are available whether
seeking technical advice, pastoral support, or general information about biosecurity preparedness. Gaz’s
contact details, and those for all Regional Coordinators are available
here.

KVH thanks Campbell Tacon for his efforts in the role over the last two years and wishes him well in his consultant and orchard management roles.

Company Notices
9 July 2020
KVH director nominations closing soon
9 July 2020
A reminder that the KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending (Simon will be...
KVH director nominations closing soon
9 July 2020

A reminder that the KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending (Simon will be re-standing for this vacancy).

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the KVH website here and must be returned to KVH along with a list of all interests in the kiwifruit industry by 5pm Tuesday 21 July 2020.

Grower members will be asked to vote for their preferred nominee and the successful candidate will be announced following the upcoming AGM on Tuesday 18 August 2020 (featuring a special presentation from guest speaker Ian Proudfoot, head of Agribusiness at KPMG) – read more about the event here.

Company Notices
25 June 2020
AGM reminder
25 June 2020
Don’t forget KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 18 August 2020, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui. The meeting starts at 9am and will include guest speaker Ian...
AGM reminder
25 June 2020

Don’t forget KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 18 August 2020, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui.

The meeting starts at 9am and will include guest speaker Ian Proudfoot, KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness who will talk about the challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19 for the kiwifruit industry.

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

AGM packs and information for growers about voting will be sent to growers during the last week of July.

The NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

Company Notices
25 June 2020
KVH director nominations
25 June 2020
The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending.  Simon will be re-standing for...
KVH director nominations
25 June 2020

The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending.  Simon will be re-standing for this vacancy.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the KVH website here and must be returned to KVH along with a list of all interests in the kiwifruit industry by 5pm Tuesday 21 July 2020.

Grower members will be asked to vote for their preferred nominee and the successful candidate will be announced following the upcoming AGM on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Company Notices
11 June 2020
Kiwifruit expert opportunity in Georgia
11 June 2020
Expressions of interest are currently being sought for a short-term consultant role in kiwifruit production to assist the USAID Agriculture Program in Georgia, a beautiful country in the Caucasus...
Kiwifruit expert opportunity in Georgia
11 June 2020

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for a short-term consultant role in kiwifruit production to assist the USAID Agriculture Program in Georgia, a beautiful country in the Caucasus region bounded by Europe and Asia.

This programme is run by the international organisation Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) which designs sustainable market-led agricultural initiatives in countries across the world. USAID also provides huge resource and support to Georgia to develop agriculture and manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) - Cath Duthie from Biosecurity New Zealand recently visited the country to learn about their readiness and response activities and shared what she learnt with the kiwifruit industry through Kiwinet.

Western Georgia currently has 125 hectares of kiwifruit planted, with small volumes exported to Japan, Germany, Greece and Qatar.

The purpose of the role is to develop resource material, strengthen the technical skills of private and state extension specialists, and build capacity of kiwifruit growers to follow best production practices. The role will likely require online training of around 15 working days (starting July 2020) and travel to Georgia this December/January (10 days plus travel days).

If you are interested in more detail about timings and how to apply please contact info@kvh.org.nz by Friday 19 June.

Company Notices
11 June 2020
KVH director nominations
11 June 2020
The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years to the KVH Board as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending.  Simon Cook...
KVH director nominations
11 June 2020

The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years to the KVH Board as Simon Cook’s term as grower elected representative is ending.  Simon Cook will be re-standing for this vacancy.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the KVH website here and must be returned to KVH along with a list of all interests in the kiwifruit industry by 5pm Tuesday 21 July 2020.

Grower members will be asked to vote for their preferred nominee and the successful candidate will be announced following the upcoming AGM on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Company Notices
11 June 2020
KVH AGM
11 June 2020
KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 9am on Tuesday 18 August 2020, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui. Growers will receive their AGM packs in the mail during the...
KVH AGM
11 June 2020

KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 9am on Tuesday 18 August 2020, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui.

Growers will receive their AGM packs in the mail during the last week of July. This will include the Chairman’s Report, 2019 KVH audited financial statements, the proposed budget for the 2021/22 financial year, and voting information.

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

The NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

Company Notices
28 May 2020
Getting in touch at Alert Level 2
28 May 2020
While New Zealand is at Alert Level 2, KVH staff continue to be available to provide assistance and advice – everyone’s contact details can be found here. As the KVH, NZKGI and Zespri...
Getting in touch at Alert Level 2
28 May 2020

While New Zealand is at Alert Level 2, KVH staff continue to be available to provide assistance and advice – everyone’s contact details can be found here.

As the KVH, NZKGI and Zespri offices on Maunganui Road currently remain closed to visitors please contact us on 0800 665 825 or email info@kvh.org.nz if you think you may need to meet with any of the KVH team in person.

Company Notices
2 April 2020
Getting in touch while we work remotely
2 April 2020
Since the last Bulletin a lot has changed for us all - as growers, teams, businesses, and a nation. The Covid-19 situation is unprecedented and evolving by the day. We’re sure that each of you...
Getting in touch while we work remotely
2 April 2020

Since the last Bulletin a lot has changed for us all - as growers, teams, businesses, and a nation. The Covid-19 situation is unprecedented and evolving by the day. We’re sure that each of you have been focused on making the best possible decisions for your families, staff and businesses that ensure you all stay safe and align with our nationwide goal of slowing the spread.

As a food producer, the kiwifruit industry is considered an essential service under alert level 4 - as is biosecurity. This means that all parts of the industry, including KVH, continue to operate, albeit under enhanced conditions that include strict registration and hygiene protocols.

KVH staff are all working remotely and are available to provide assistance and advice – everyone’s contact details can be found here on our website (easily accessible from the home page anytime). 

You can also be assured that as it is classed as an essential service, biosecurity activity continues at the border and post-border. This means things like ongoing surveillance programmes, testing and trapping activities continue (with appropriate measures in place to protect people) as do our regular conversations with Biosecurity New Zealand. 

The team are in close contact with Government, Zespri and NZKGI ensuring we do all we can to ensure our people and industry are well supported. 

Company Notices
23 March 2020
KVH temporary office closure
23 March 2020
KVH staff are working from home in response to the Government's efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19. KVH's priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our people and our communities. We have...
KVH temporary office closure
23 March 2020

KVH staff are working from home in response to the Government's efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19.

KVH's priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our people and our communities. We have the ability to continue to operate with staff working remotely and you can contact us at info@kvh.org.nz or by calling 0800 665 825. Here's how to contact each member of the team:

Management Team

Stu Hutchings, Chief Executive
027 478 7901
stu.hutchings@kvh.org.nz

Matt Dyck, Biosecurity Manager
027 838 7129
matt.dyck@kvh.org.nz


Jacqui Craig, Industry Relationships, Office Manager & Company Secretary
027 622 2717
jacqui.craig@kvh.org.nz


Biosecurity Team

Erin Lane, Biosecurity Advisor
027 277 0217
erin.lane@kvh.org.nz


Karyn Lowry, Monitoring & Investigation Advisor:
027 227 1157
karyn.lowry@kvh.org.nz


Linda Peacock, Industry Liaison & Technical Specialist
027 475 2909
linda.peacock@kvh.org.nz

John Mather, Operations & Compliance Officer
027 838 8974
john.mather@kvh.org.nz

Industry Relationships Team

Lisa Gibbison, Communications Manager
022 025 4724
lisa.gibbison@kvh.org.nz

Monique Finlay, Administrative Coordinator
021 888 459
monique.finlay@kvh.org.nz

Company Notices
20 February 2020
Listen to the latest news
20 February 2020
The February Snapshot podcast is now online and features interviews from the joint Zespri/KVH workshop run during the breakout session at the Momentum conference. We talk to international guest...
Listen to the latest news
20 February 2020

The February Snapshot podcast is now online and features interviews from the joint Zespri/KVH workshop run during the breakout session at the Momentum conference. We talk to international guest Tommaso De Gregorio from Ferrero (the chocolate company), who spoke about the effect Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is having on their hazelnut growers, and Aleise Puketapu from Plant & Food Research, who spoke about BMSB surveillance and trapping in the Bay of Plenty.

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

Company Notices
17 February 2020
Listen to the latest news
17 February 2020
The February Snapshot podcast is now online and features interviews from special guests at the recent Zespri Momentum conference, where Zespri and KVH ran a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) workshop...
Listen to the latest news
17 February 2020

The February Snapshot podcast is now online and features interviews from special guests at the recent Zespri Momentum conference, where Zespri and KVH ran a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) workshop during the two-day event.

Tomasso De Gregorio from Ferrero (the chocolate company) spoke about the effect BMSB is having on their hazelnut growers, and Aleise Puketapu from Plant & Food Research spoke about BMSB surveillance in the Bay of Plenty.

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

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Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591

Email: info@kvh.org.nz