Changes to KVH regional boundaries
KVH is seeking views on proposed changes related to revoking and consolidating boundaries within Recovery regions in New Zealand kiwifruit growing regions.
Growing regions are classified as Exclusion, Containment or Recovery, based on their level of Psa infection. Current regional boundaries and classifications are important to protect areas with little or no Psa but provide some inequities around plant material biosecurity risk management and movements, especially between Recovery regions.
KVH is consulting with growers and the industry on removing within Recovery region boundaries to help remove these inequities in the short term. This will create one Recovery region, with separate geographic locations across the North Island.
The proposed changes are detailed in the below consultation paper and summarised in the fact sheet. KVH has also collated a set of questions and answers that will be added to as the consultation phase progresses. We encourage you to have a say and let us know how you would be affected by the proposed changes. Based on the feedback we receive we would decide whether we immediately amend the current boundaries, or not.
The consultation period closes midday Monday 2 July 2018. Any changes as a result of the consultation would come into effect from Monday 16 July 2018.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of the KVH team to provide feedback or clarify any aspect of the proposal. KVH can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 0800 665 825.
Changes to KVH regional boundaries documents:
· Consultation paper (including map of proposed new North Island Recovery region)