Gisborne Regional Classification Changes

20 October 2016

Following consultation with Gisborne growers, the KVH Board has approved the change of the regional classification for Gisborne under the NPMP from a Containment region to a Recovery region, effective from 20 October. It has been confirmed that 58 percent of orchards in the region are have tested positive for Psa-V and 72 percent of kiwifruit hectares are on an orchard confirmed positive.

Psa-V was first detected in the region in November 2012 and growers are to be commended for the excellent work they have done in helping slow the spread. All growers in the region are encouraged to ensure they continue to adhere to Psa management best practices and wider biosecurity best practices on their orchards going forward.