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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.

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