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26 November 2020
KVH Christmas hours
26 November 2020
The KVH office will be closed from 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January 2021. If any urgent issues arise during this period please contact...
KVH Christmas hours
26 November 2020

The KVH office will be closed from 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January 2021. If any urgent issues arise during this period please contact info@kvh.org.nz or Chief Executive Stu Hutchings on 0274 787 901.

Company Notices
26 November 2020
Kiwifruit industry champions celebrated at national awards
26 November 2020
Representatives from the kiwifruit industry have been awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution towards protecting New Zealand from pests and diseases. At the annual New Zealand Biosecurity...
Kiwifruit industry champions celebrated at national awards
26 November 2020

Representatives from the kiwifruit industry have been awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution towards protecting New Zealand from pests and diseases.

At the annual New Zealand Biosecurity Awards held in Wellington Monday 16 November, Linda Peacock was awarded the Minister’s Biosecurity Award for services to the kiwifruit industry, and KVH accepted the New Zealand Biosecurity Special Award for outstanding commitment to biosecurity, on behalf of the kiwifruit industry.

The awards recognise the pivotal role people from within the kiwifruit industry, and KVH as an organisation, have had in managing Psa since the initial outbreak of the disease and in developing robust biosecurity processes and resources to boost our biosecurity integrity.

This is recognition for the industry as a whole and celebrates the partnership approach we’ve all taken together to ensure we’re better placed for any future biosecurity event.

There is no doubt that by working in partnership, we can achieve better biosecurity outcomes. The entire industry has embraced a collaborative approach for many years and it was an honour to accept this award on behalf of all our growers and those across the kiwifruit industry who support our work and come together as one committed team.

Read more about the awards here.

Company Notices
26 November 2020
Pathway Plan - how we plan to address feedback so far
26 November 2020
KVH consultation on the proposed Pathway Plan for the kiwifruit industry continues, with wide-ranging and constructive feedback on the proposal received so far. With the consultation period open for...
Pathway Plan - how we plan to address feedback so far
26 November 2020

KVH consultation on the proposed Pathway Plan for the kiwifruit industry continues, with wide-ranging and constructive feedback on the proposal received so far.

With the consultation period open for a few more weeks (until Friday 11 December) we thought it would be useful to check-in with the industry by summarising what we have heard so far and how we propose to address this feedback. A document summarising the consultation process to date; what we’ve heard; how we’ve taken support and suggested areas of improvement into account; and next steps can be found on the KVH website here.

Our intent with this document is to provide confidence that we have listened, and taken appropriate measures to address the feedback recieved.  We have chosen to do this now so that if you feel we haven’t got this quite right there is still opportunity for further engagement or submissions while the consultation process is running.

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about the proposal, and if you have any comments on any aspect of the Pathway Plan – good or bad – please send them in to us by emailing info@kvh.org.nz or by filling in the submission form available online.

Company Notices
12 November 2020
Psa - 10 years on
12 November 2020
Over 100 guests from across the wider kiwifruit industry marked 10 years since Psa was discovered at a function hosted by KVH and held in the Zespri building last week. The event was an opportunity...
Psa - 10 years on
12 November 2020

Over 100 guests from across the wider kiwifruit industry marked 10 years since Psa was discovered at a function hosted by KVH and held in the Zespri building last week.

The event was an opportunity to acknowledge and reflect on the anniversary of the discovery. Guests heard from speakers including Dave Tanner (current KVH Board Chairman), Lain Jager (former Zespri CEO), Barry O’Neil (HortNZ President and former KVH CE), Peter Ombler (former NZKGI President), Shane Max (Zespri) and John Burke (inaugural General Manager of KVH). The event marked the end of Biosecurity Week in the region, including the Kiwifruit Biosecurity Industry Day.

Thank you to all those who were able to make it, and a special thanks to the sponsors of the event – it wouldn’t have been possible without you. The funds from the sponsors will also contribute towards the production of a commemorative booklet that will tell the stories of those involved and become a historical record of what happened from the many perspectives.

Click here to see images from the function.

Company Notices
29 October 2020
Psa 10 years on: join us to recollect, reflect, and reconnect
29 October 2020
As mentioned in the last Bulletin, next Thursday 5 November will be the 10th anniversary of the discovery of Psa in New Zealand. KVH is hosting an event to acknowledge this – it’s not...
Psa 10 years on: join us to recollect, reflect, and reconnect
29 October 2020

As mentioned in the last Bulletin, next Thursday 5 November will be the 10th anniversary of the discovery of Psa in New Zealand. KVH is hosting an event to acknowledge this – it’s not intended as a celebration (though there is a lot to celebrate), but an opportunity to recollect, reflect, and reconnect with those that were at the core of the response and have shaped the recovery in the past 10 years.  Read more about the evening here.

This event is open to growers and industry participants however numbers are limited.  If you wish to come along to hear the recollections please RSVP to info@kvh.org.nz.

Where: Zespri building, 400 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
When: Thursday 5 November 2020, 6.00pm – 7.30pm  
RSVP: info@kvh.org.nz

Company Notices
29 October 2020
Proposed Pathway Plan progress
29 October 2020
Thank you to all those who joined us last week at the contractor’s event about the Pathway Plan. The night was an opportunity to talk about the finer details of the proposed Plan and learn...
Proposed Pathway Plan progress
29 October 2020

Thank you to all those who joined us last week at the contractor’s event about the Pathway Plan.

The night was an opportunity to talk about the finer details of the proposed Plan and learn more about what the best tools and resources might be to enable implementation of best biosecurity practice in the simplest and easiest manner. We had great support for the proposal from the contractors in attendance and we were delighted to hear there was also agreement that when it comes to having biosecurity plans for how risk is managed on-orchard and between orchards, there is no ‘one size fits all’ - what’s important is that minimum standards are met across the industry and individuals have plans and agreements in place that reflect any biosecurity risk that comes with their work. More information about how the proposed Plan would be implemented and what a biosecurity plan might look like is available here.

If you haven’t already spoken with one of the team about the proposal and want to, or have more that you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and if you know of anyone or any group that would like us to meet with them please let us know by either phoning us on 0800 665 825 or emailing info@kvh.org.nz.

Short case studies and one-page fact sheets about various aspects of the proposal are available in the Pathway Plan information hub we’ve added to the KVH website, as are more formal documents such as the full Pathway Plan proposal, and cost and impact analyses. The cost benefit analysis document has been updated and now includes an executive summary; a new scenario for measuring possible impacts should the proposed Pathway Plan not be adopted; and minor changes throughout to provide more detailed explanations of how assumptions within the analysis were formed.

We welcome all comments and submissions, either by completing the form on the website or by sending an email to info@kvh.org.nz. We have extended the timeline for consultation and submissions to Friday 11 December 2020 in recognition of the levels of feedback we have received, so that we can work through this and have additional discussions that ensure we develop a robust proposal.

Company Notices
15 October 2020
Psa - 10 years on
15 October 2020
The date was 5 November 2010, the time was 4.45pm and the message would rock the New Zealand kiwifruit industry to its core - the discovery of Psa in New Zealand. The day is etched in the...
Psa - 10 years on
15 October 2020

The date was 5 November 2010, the time was 4.45pm and the message would rock the New Zealand kiwifruit industry to its core - the discovery of Psa in New Zealand.

The day is etched in the industry’s history and the feeling of emptiness felt was shared by the kiwifruit industry the length and breadth of New Zealand.

From that moment until today, the kiwifruit industry and partners worked tirelessly to rebuild, re-graft and ensure the industry recovered and prospered. The mission was to share information, build on current research and development and learn all we could to survive this incursion and go on to thrive. This included pastoral care and a lot of kindness which has been evident to see.

5 November 2020 will be the 10th anniversary of that fateful day and KVH intends to host an event to acknowledge that we are now 10 years on, on the evening of the anniversary. This is not intended as a celebration (though there is a lot to celebrate), but an opportunity to recollect, reflect, and reconnect with those that were at the core of the response and have shaped the recovery in the past 10 years. 

This event is open to growers and industry participants however numbers are limited.  If you wish to come along to hear the recollections please RSVP from Monday 19 October to info@kvh.org.nz.

Where: Zespri building, 400 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
When: Thursday 5 November 2020, 6.00pm – 7.30pm  
RSVP: From Monday 19 October to
info@kvh.org.nz

Company Notices
20 August 2020
AGM results
20 August 2020
The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday. Thank you to all those who were able to attend the virtual event. All Resolutions were passed at the...
AGM results
20 August 2020

The KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday. Thank you to all those who were able to attend the virtual event.

All Resolutions were passed at the AGM:

·         that the minutes of the 2019 AGM be approved

·         that the Chairman and Chief Executive's reports be approved

·         that the financial report for the 12 months ending 31 March 2020 be approved

·         that for the year ending 31 March 2022 the Biosecurity Psa-V Kiwifruit levy reduce to the rate of one tenth of a cent per tray, and the Biosecurity Readiness & Response Kiwifruit levy increase to the rate of one and five tenths of a cent per tray equivalent on all commercial varieties of kiwifruit except Actinidia arguta, exported to all markets other than Australia

·         that the budget for 2021/22 be approved

·         that William Buck be reappointed as auditor for the 2020/21 financial year

·         that the Directors fee be adjusted for the Chairman and Directors from 1 August 2020.  

Following the recent Grower Director Nominations there was one grower member vacancy for the KVH Board and one candidate standing for election.  Therefore, Simon Cook 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
20 August 2020
Annual Update hot off the press
20 August 2020
The KVH Annual Update 2019/20 has been published and printed copies have just arrived in the office – please email or phone us on 0800 665 825 if you’d like a copy sent to you. The...
Annual Update hot off the press
20 August 2020

The KVH Annual Update 2019/20 has been published and printed copies have just arrived in the office – please email or phone us on 0800 665 825 if you’d like a copy sent to you.

The booklet details KVH’s key activities over the last 12 months, including research and readiness projects in preparation for some of the biggest threats to kiwifruit, and the work we do within the industry to increase awareness and commitment to biosecurity.

We have also included information about the development of the new Pathway Management Plan for better managing risk to the kiwifruit industry, and in light of COVID-19 we have reminders about the ongoing importance of industry-wide traceability and record-keeping systems that contribute to successful biosecurity incursion responses.

Company Notices
20 August 2020
Help spread the biosecurity word online
20 August 2020
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
20 August 2020

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 pest and disease 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
14 August 2020
KVH AGM goes virtual
14 August 2020
Alongside our colleagues at Zespri and NZKGI, we have been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in New Zealand and in light of the latest Alert Level announcements we have made the decision to...
KVH AGM goes virtual
14 August 2020

Alongside our colleagues at Zespri and NZKGI, we have been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in New Zealand and in light of the latest Alert Level announcements we have made the decision to run this year’s Annual General Meetings (AGM) virtually.

While we had been looking forward to seeing our growers in person, your health and safety is our absolute priority and we can help protect that by hosting our meetings online. The KVH AGM will take place as scheduled at 9.00am on Tuesday 18 August, online via Microsoft Teams. You can take part on the day by clicking here.

We encourage you to join us online and look forward to seeing you there.

Please don’t forget to complete your voting paper online before the meeting. Growers should have received information about voting online (using a personalised pin number and password) and how to view AGM documentation by email from electionz.com. A reference copy of the AGM documentation is also available from the KVH website here.

The NZKGI AGM will follow immediately afterwards.

If growers have any questions about online voting, please phone the electionz.com helpline on 0800 666 946.

What: KVH AGM
When: Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 9.00am
How: Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams, accessible here

Company Notices
6 August 2020
Don't forget to vote before the AGM
6 August 2020
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 August at the KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please don’t forget to complete your voting paper online before then. Growers should have received...
Don't forget to vote before the AGM
6 August 2020

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18 August at the KVH Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please don’t forget to complete your voting paper online before then.

Growers should have received information about voting online (using a personalised pin number and password) and how to view AGM documentation by email from electionz.com. A reference copy of the AGM documentation is also available from the KVH website
here.

This year's AGM will include a special presentation from Ian Proudfoot, KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness who will talk about the challenges and opportunities brought about by COVID-19 for the kiwifruit industry. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is welcome to attend - the NZKGI and Zespri AGMs will follow immediately afterwards.

If growers have any questions about online voting or would like to receive a hard copy of AGM papers, please phone the electionz.com helpline on 0800 666 946.

What: KVH AGM
When: Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 9am
Where: Trustpower Arena, Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

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