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Company Notices
22 August 2019
Help spread the biosecurity word online
22 August 2019
You, your family and friends can follow KVH on 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
22 August 2019

You, your family and friends can follow KVH on 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.

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 the kiwifruit industry), and what actions people may need to take. You can follow us on Twitter ‘@KVHNZ’ or find us on Facebook and YouTube at ‘Kiwifruit Vine Health – KVH’.

Company Notices
25 July 2019
AGM results
25 July 2019
The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held yesterday. Thank you to all those who were able to attend. All Resolutions were passed at the AGM: that the minutes of the 2018 AGM be...
AGM results
25 July 2019

The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held yesterday. Thank you to all those who were able to attend.

All Resolutions were passed at the AGM:

  • that the minutes of the 2018 AGM be approved
  • that the Chairman and Chief Executive's reports be approved
  • that the financial report for the 12 months ending 31 March 2019 be approved
  • that the Psa and the Biosecurity Readiness & Response levies continue at the same rates
  • that the budget for 2020/21 be approved
  • that William Buck be reappointed as auditor for the 2019/20 financial year.

Following the recent Grower Director Nominations there was one grower member vacancy for the KVH Board and one candidate standing for election.  Therefore, Dermott Malley has been duly elected to the KVH Board for a three-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.

Company Notices
11 July 2019
AGM special guest
11 July 2019
KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will start at 9am on Wednesday 24 July 2019, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui. Roger Smith, Deputy Director-General Biosecurity New Zealand will...
AGM special guest
11 July 2019

KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will start at 9am on Wednesday 24 July 2019, at the Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui.

Roger Smith, Deputy Director-General Biosecurity New Zealand will be attending the AGM as a guest presenter, providing an update on the work being done to protect our borders and improve biosecurity risk management on all pathways (air passenger, cruise, mail, freight).   

Roger and his team have responsibility for delivering border clearance services, incursion diagnostics, surveillance, and response management. He has over 30 years' experience in trade and border management and has also previously served in both Brussels and Washington DC.

Growers should have now received their AGM online voting information by email (or post if email is not available), including a personalised pin number and password. Login here to vote.

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
27 June 2019
KVH Board Director elections
27 June 2019
Following the recent Grower Director Nominations there was one grower member vacancy for the KVH Board and one candidate, the incumbent Dermott Malley, standing for election....
KVH Board Director elections
27 June 2019

Following the recent Grower Director Nominations there was one grower member vacancy for the KVH Board and one candidate, the incumbent Dermott Malley, standing for election.

Company Notices
27 June 2019
Annual Update out now
27 June 2019
The KVH Annual Update 2018/19  has been published. This booklet shares KVH’s key activities and events over the last 12 months and profiles the kiwifruit industry’s biosecurity...
Annual Update out now
27 June 2019

The KVH Annual Update 2018/19  has been published.

This booklet shares KVH’s key activities and events over the last 12 months and profiles the kiwifruit industry’s biosecurity threats. Feature articles outline our leadership in many partnerships banding together to fight our biggest threats; the importance of building better traceability systems; and the contribution of the kiwifruit industry to the Auckland fruit fly responses.

The Annual Update also contains an overview of the ongoing research and development programme we have in place to better understand and manage the biosecurity challenges the industry is facing.

R
ead more and view a copy
online or email us for a posted copy. The Annual Update will also be available at the upcoming AGM. 

Company Notices
13 June 2019
KVH director nominations
13 June 2019
The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years. Nomination forms can be downloaded  here and must be returned to KVH by 5pm Thursday 13 June...
KVH director nominations
13 June 2019

The KVH Board is calling for nominations for one grower director for a term of three years. Nomination forms can be downloaded  here and must be returned to KVH by 5pm Thursday 13 June 2019.

Current KVH Board member, Grower Representative Dermott Malley (who was voted in at least years AGM for a one-year term) is re-standing for election.

Grower members will be asked to vote for their preferred nominee and the successful candidate will be announced following the upcoming AGM on
Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Company Notices
30 May 2019
Visit us at Fieldays
30 May 2019
Come along and see us in the Zespri hub at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, Wednesday 12 June to Friday 14 June. Pop in and visit the KVH stall for a chat – we’re keen...
Visit us at Fieldays
30 May 2019

Come along and see us in the Zespri hub at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, Wednesday 12 June to Friday 14 June.

Pop in and visit the KVH stall for a chat – we’re keen to discuss any questions, issues, or suggestions you have about biosecurity. We’ll also be presenting between 12.00 and 12.30pm each day as part of the Zespri programme which includes a seasonal update, news from NZKGI and a lunchtime sausage sizzle.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Company Notices
23 April 2019
Listen to the latest news
23 April 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
23 April 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
18 April 2019
We've moved
18 April 2019
You will now find us on the ground floor of the new Zespri building, just up the road from our former premises in Mount Maunganui. We have our own entrance at 25 Miro St. Please feel free to pop in...
We've moved
18 April 2019

You will now find us on the ground floor of the new Zespri building, just up the road from our former premises in Mount Maunganui. We have our own entrance at 25 Miro St. Please feel free to pop in and see us anytime!

Company Notices
21 March 2019
We're on the move
21 March 2019
It’s all go in the KVH office at the moment as we prepare for our big shift to the new Zespri premises where we will be located from Monday 1 April. If you’re popping in to meet with us...
We're on the move
21 March 2019

It’s all go in the KVH office at the moment as we prepare for our big shift to the new Zespri premises where we will be located from Monday 1 April.

If you’re popping in to meet with us you’ll see our reception area at our new street address, 25 Miro Street (the back of the Zespri building, near the corner of Matai St).

All our other address details remain the same, as do our contact phone numbers.

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.

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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