Our thanks and best wishes for the future go to Yanika, who has been a Biosecurity Advisor here at KVH for the past 12 months.
We welcomed Yanika in September 2021 as maternity leave cover for Erin Lane and she immediately became a valued member of the team, primarily focused on scanning offshore for new and emerging risks and identifying actions to be undertaken in partnership with other stakeholders so that we are prepared should these threats arrive on our shores.
Many of you will have met and gotten to know Yanika at a range of events, especially the 2021 and 2022 Grower Biosecurity Days, which she jointly developed and managed alongside Zespri.
Of course, we were all incredibly proud when Yanika took part in and was first runner up at the 2022 Bay of Plenty Young Grower competition. This was an incredible achievement. As well as her placing, Yanika won the speech competition, fertiliser application round, and biosecurity round.
We’ll be staying in touch with Yanika and wish her all the best.