Psa - 10 years on
The date was 5 November 2010, the time was 4.45pm and the message would rock the New Zealand kiwifruit industry to its core - the discovery of Psa in New Zealand.
The day is etched in the industry’s history and the feeling of emptiness felt was shared by the kiwifruit industry the length and breadth of New Zealand.
From that moment until today, the kiwifruit industry and partners worked tirelessly to rebuild, re-graft and ensure the industry recovered and prospered. The mission was to share information, build on current research and development and learn all we could to survive this incursion and go on to thrive. This included pastoral care and a lot of kindness which has been evident to see.
5 November 2020 will be the 10th anniversary of that fateful day and KVH intends to host an event to acknowledge that we are now 10 years on, on the evening of the anniversary. This is not intended as a celebration (though there is a lot to celebrate), but an opportunity to recollect, reflect, and reconnect with those that were at the core of the response and have shaped the recovery in the past 10 years.
This event is open to growers and industry participants however numbers are limited. If you wish to come along to hear the recollections please RSVP from Monday 19 October to [email protected].
Where: Zespri building, 400 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
When: Thursday 5 November 2020, 6.00pm – 7.30pm
RSVP: From Monday 19 October to [email protected]