KiwiNetKiwiNet is the team of people selected from across the kiwifruit industry who champion biosecurity readiness and coordinate the deployment of kiwifruit industry resources into biosecurity responses.
KiwiNet's goal is to reduce the impacts on our industry if/when we face our next major biosecurity incursion; to retain the key lessons from our Psa experience; and to build on all these with an industry-wide inclusive approach.
The KiwiNet handbook has been developed as a resource for KiwiNet members and co-ordinators. The handbook covers the purpose of KiwiNet and the roles of individuals on the team, the components of readiness needed to minimise the impact of any biosecurity incursion, and the response structure.
KiwiNet team members may be asked at any time to participate in a biosecurity response. The information below is intended to assist KiwiNet responders in learning about a typical response, what you will need if attending, the timeline of decision-making for KiwiNet coordinators, draft agendas for conference calls, a general guideline on how costs will be apportioned and role cards for positions that KiwiNet responders may undertake.
Throughout 2019 KiwiNet members took part in the Auckland fruit fly responses. An image gallery and profiles of team members are published below describing their experience.
- KiwiNet image gallery
- KiwiNet fights fruit flies, Kiwifruit Journal June/July 2019
- Sheryl Flett, EastPack
- Lori Topine, OPAC
- Marlene Edmonds, Trevelyan's
- Nory Estal, Orangewood
- Carol Smart, Orangewood
- Simon Cook, Ranfurly Orchard Services and KVH Board member
In 2015 KiwiNet members took part in the Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) response in Auckland. Articles and images from the response are published below.