It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.
The partnership approach was a key to Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) winning the industry award at the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards last week, says KVH chief executive Stu Hutchings.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has turned away two large cargo vessels infested with Brown Marmorated Stink Bug over the past few days.
The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) in March.
Despite the wet weather, kiwifruit vine killing bacteria Psa has surprisingly been less active so far this spring.
Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy has approved the application for NZ KiwiBerry Growers Inc (NZKBG) to join the GIA partnership.
The kiwifruit industry has seen a resurgence of vine-killing disease Psa-V this year, but still expects a bumper crop.
Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) backs today's announcement by the Government to finalise the Border Clearance Levy on passengers entering New Zealand from January 1, 2016.
A cold winter and wet, windy spring has seen a resurgence of Psa in kiwifruit vines in all affected areas.