Posts tagged "PSA"

Growers claim win in Psa case

[2 July/Farmers Weekly] A High Court decision has upheld claims made by a group of kiwifruit growers’ that Crown negligence caused losses as a result of the Psa outbreak.  The decision could leave the Government exposed to a large compensation bill; growers that joined the claim have sought over $400 million in compensation. The ruling...

Kiwifruit sector set for growth report

[2 February/ Rural News Group] Growth is expected to continue in the New Zealand kiwifruit sector after last year’s record season and new orchard development currently taking place, according to the ANZ Kiwifruit Insights paper. Following the recent PSA crisis, the sector has bounced back strongly seeing annual sales rise significantly.  ANZ Managing Director Commercial...

Kiwifruit portside storage gets $11m boost

[28 November/ NZ Herald] The Port of Tauranga has opened a new $11 million cool store, ushering in a new era in the storage and containerisation of kiwifruit to overseas markets. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns said the cool store replaced one that was 48 years old and at the end of its...

Court hears about role of kiwifruit pollen in possible arrival of PSA

[18 August/Stuff: NZ Farmer] The kiwifruit claim has continued in the Wellington High Court with lawyers for the 212 growers and post-harvest operators making the claim against the Ministry for Primary Industries discussing the role that the Kiwi Pollen Company played in the PSA outbreak, they content their imports of pollen are believed to be...

Kiwifruit PSA ‘ground zero’ at Te Puke

[7 August/NZ Herald] The class action suit by the 212 members of the Kiwifruit Claim against the Ministry for Primary Industries has begun in the High Court at Wellington this week. The growers say the bacteria, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae cost the industry over than $800 million and officials were negligent in allowing it in....