New Zealand's biosecurity system
The New Zealand border and how it operates
Our international ports cannot be considered in isolation. Rather, the border is one of several layers of biosecurity protection for our industry, which begins offshore (including international and trade agreements and treatment offshore), is at the border, and continues post-border into New Zealand.
Our biosecurity protection is a result of joint action and measures taken by central and local government, industries, the science community and others. Coordinating this effort is critical.
KVH has prepared a report which provides an overview of the biosecurity layers and an understanding of how biosecurity risks to our industry are being managed. An overview of biosecurity at New Zealand's airports has also been produced.
New Zealand's biosecurity system was the focus of the KVH Annual Update 2020/21, explaining each integrated layer and how KVH manages biosecurity risk for all kiwifruit growers.
Profile series: border interventions on import pathways
KVH has profiled a series of pathways, providing short overviews on the intervention techniques used by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to manage biosecurity risks on these pathways.
The series is intended to provide the kiwifruit industry with a better understanding of how risks are managed at the border.
- Profile # 1: Recreational vessels
- Profile # 2: International mail
- Profile # 3: Detector dogs at the border
- Profile # 4: Cruise ships
- Profile # 5: Transitional facilities
Port review: Port of Tauranga and Rotorua Airport
In 2013, KVH completed a preliminary review of border interventions at two ports of entry in the Bay of Plenty, the Port of Tauranga and Rotorua Airport. This review paper provided an overview of the potential pathways that pests may enter these ports, and some of the border interventions used by MPI to mitigate these risks.