Grower support

Technical questions
If you have technical questions about on-orchard practices, please contact your post-harvest technical manager.

Dealing with the stress of new and unusual on-orchard symptoms
Dealing with stress and anxiety associated with the discovery and consequences of Psa or other new and unusual on-orchard pest or disease symptoms can be hard to process on your own. 

The below services and organisations have been listed as a resource for support should you wish to talk to someone. For regional support, contact a KVH Regional Coordinator.

NZ Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI)

[email protected]

0800 232 505
Work and Income New Zealand

0800 559 009
Depression Helpline

0800 111 757 543 354
EAP Limited (available for members 24/7)

0800 327 669
Rural Support Trust

0800 787 254
Maori Mental Health Services
Te Puna Hauora - Ki Uta Ki Tai

07 571 8024

On Farm Support: a service for farmers and growers
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) On Farm Support service offers on-the-ground support for farmers and growers in the regions.

On Farm Support provides connections to the right resources, expertise and opportunities so that you can navigate information, investigate opportunities, and access advice. Support is available with all aspects of farm and orchard planning, including improving biosecurity resilience and assistance with preparing and responding to adverse events.

It is a free service accessible here, by phone at 0800 00 83 33 or email.