What are our threat levels?
The KVH Dashboard is produced to provide the industry with a view of current biosecurity threat levels and our ability to respond to these threats should they arrive. The Dashboard includes a summary of information relevant to the kiwifruit industry from latest risk reporting by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
The latest Dashboard is available here.
Community and business partnerships
Ko Tātou This Is Us is a partnership between people, organisations, Māori, and central, local and regional government.
It's aim is to make our biosecurity system more resilient and future-focused to protect our taonga and New Zealand from pests and diseases, and asks everyone to take a moment to think about how biosecurity protects our way of life.
There are also several kiwifruit industry, community, and regional initiatives KVH helps drive in the spirit of this partnership - including the Port of Tauranga Biosecurity Excellence and Tauranga Moana Biosecurity Capital programmes.
The Biosecurity Business Pledge is a partnership that help all New Zealand businesses take a proactive approach to their biosecurity practices. It was established in recognition of the significant costs associated with unwanted pests and diseases, that biosecurity prevention will always be better than a cure, and that we all benefit from working together to foster better outcomes. KVH is a founding partner of the Pledge.
A levy for biosecurity readiness and response activities came into effect on 6 March 2015. Every year at the KVH AGM, grower members agree to the levy. For the 2023/24 year the rate is 0.8 cents per tray for all varieties. A copy of the levy is available here.