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The internet offers the chance to collect information about site users. This information can be personally identifiable information or aggregated information. This Privacy Policy tells you what information we collect, what we do with it and your rights to correct or change it.

At Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH), we are committed to protecting your privacy. We firmly believe that electronic security and privacy are necessary for the continued success of the Internet. In support of this, we only use the personal information that you provide to create a more personalised and entertaining experience for you, in accordance with the terms outlined below.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner provides further details of the New Zealand Privacy Act and how it protects personal information in New Zealand.


What information do we collect?

We collect personally identifiable information. Providing this information will always be optional for you. However, some services may not be available to you if you chose not to provide it.

From time to time, we may run contests or other promotions. If you participate, we may request your name, mailing address, email address and other information in order to administer the promotion. When you submit a request, review or comment to our customer service department, we may ask you for your email address.

We also collect aggregated data. This information is generated by our systems as they track traffic through our sites. This information does not identify you personally and is not linked to the personally identifiable information that you may have provided.


Who do we share this information with?

We will not share the information that we collect with any third parties. The information may be hosted with a service provider. Our agreements with them protect the information that we collect from any use by them that we have not authorised.

The aggregated data (not the personally identifiable information) may be shared with third parties such as advertisers or business partners.


How do we use the information?

When you register, complete a form or participate in any contest or promotion on our website, we will use the information you provided to us to send you email or regular mail from us regarding products, services or other contests and promotions that we think may be of interest to you.

We may use the data to verify your identity if you need help with a forgotten password, or you are having logon difficulties with any of our site services.

From time to time we may aggregate your information analyse trends, preferences, and demographics. We may use the information for other purposes with your prior permission.


How do we use "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not contain personally identifying information. It does provide details of your IP address, the computer platform that you use (eg Mac or Windows), the browser that you use (eg Microsoft Explorer or Netscape) and what domain you are accessing our sites from. With this information we can do the following:

1. Track traffic patterns to our site.
2. Ensure that the most relevant content is being shown.
3. Allow you to enter certain site member services without having to log in each time you visit.

Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies; you can usually change your browser settings to refuse cookies. You will still be able to visit our sites with cookies disabled.


What about our advertisers and business partners?

This Privacy Policy only relates to our site. You should be aware that we are not responsible for the practices of our advertisers or business partners. Our site may contain links to other sites. You should check their privacy policies before providing personally identifiable information to them or any other third party.


Opting in and opting out

You will always have the option to opt in to certain services and to opt out of those services at any stage. This means you may change your mind at any stage about participating in any of our member services.


Can we change this policy?

In order to reflect the fact that our business is growing constantly, we reserve the right to change this policy at any time.

Your right to access your information The New Zealand Privacy Act of 1993 gives you the right to access and correct this information.


Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with KVH, you can contact us.

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06 Jun 2024

On the look-out for vine disorders

KVH follow-up of unusual symptoms including “sudden collapse of vines” during flowering or leading up to harvest, often identifies symptoms which have gone unnoticed for some time. Leader dieback; swellings at, above or below the graft; swelling at the trunk crown (base); or cracking, cankering, or swelling of leaders and trunks is often not noticed, as the focus in any production year is generally on the canopy, buds, flowers, and fruit rather than the architecture of vines. A perfect job for autumn and early winter is to complete a monitoring round to assess and act on vine symptoms that have crept in under the radar across the years and which are indicative of kiwifruit vine disorders. Mapping of symptomatic vines allows insight into areas where gaps are emerging, or canopies are becoming sparse due to a decline in vine health. Replacement strategies, such as replanting alongside affected plants or stringing of replacement canes from vines in adjacent rows will allow for the cut-out of infected vines without a significant drop in production. The earlier infected vines are removed the better, as spores from the fungal invaders can be harboured in fruiting bodies within the infected area and spread via soil, water, and air movements. Infections in leaders and canes can also be spread by unclean tools and infections in rootstock can travel across graft unions and impact on newly grafted cultivars. Research projects initiated through the Zespri Biosecurity Innovation portfolio have identified several fungal organisms associated with the various kiwifruit trunk disease symptoms and shown that disease complexes rather than single species are generally involved. Regular monitoring of sites is valuable as new growing situations can change the status of fungal diseases. Different cultivars and rootstock may be more susceptible, marginal growing areas, environmental factors, stressed and aging vines, different management practices (e.g. girdling) and build-up of site inoculum are all factors that can lead to a change in vine impacts. Annual review helps ensure orchards remain resilient and successful into the future. More information on vine decline and trunk diseases is available here and an image library of trunk symptoms to watch out for is available here. If you have unusual symptoms that need follow-up, contact [email protected]

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04 Jun 2024

Mystery Creek Fieldays – see you there

We look forward to seeing you at Fieldays next week. We’ll be in the Zespri tent as per previous years, taking part in midday presentations each day providing updates on our biosecurity activities and upcoming Biosecurity Symposium. Gates are open - and we’re on-site - daily from Wednesday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fieldays website.

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Upcoming KVH AGM

KVH’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 9am, Wednesday 21 August, at Mercury Baypark in Mount Maunganui. Growers will receive their AGM packs by email during the last week of July. This is a public meeting and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Special guest Dr Jacqueline Rowarth will be joining us to speak about precision breeding, followed by the NZKGI and then Zespri annual meetings.

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