Have a say on proposed changes to regional boundaries
A reminder that KVH is seeking your 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 have resulted in some inequities around plant material biosecurity risk management and movements, especially between Recovery regions.
KVH is consulting 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. At the same time KVH is undertaking a review of the KPCS certification system, with a view to ensuring that robust risk management processes and traceability is occurring for all kiwifruit plant material movements.
Proposed changes are detailed in the fact sheet and map available on the KVH website, and 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.
We encourage you to have a say and let us know how you would be affected by the proposed changes.