For almost quarter of a century, NZKGI has been the voice for New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers, helping to make key decisions within the industry and acting as an advocate for the industry at government level.
With the removal of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic light system), standard Health and Safety protocols must be followed on orchard under GAP. For more information on these, please contact your GLM or visit Canopy here.
Below are useful resources on testing for COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of your employees against COVID-19.
If you have any questions or feedback on the information provided below, please email us here.
Staff MUST NOT come to work if they have a sore throat, runny nose, fever, persistent cough, are having problems breathing, or are suffering from cold and flu-like symptoms. If a worker or visitor to an orchard does become a positive case, these are the steps to follow:
Either a PCR test or a RAT test can now be used for diagnosis. These can be accessed through testing location across the country, listed here.
If you test positive on either test, you must isolate for at least 7 days. An additional test does not need to be completed unless new symptoms have developed on day 7. More information on what to do can be found here.
Household members of a positive case do not need to isolate unless they test positive. If they are positive, the household contact must isolate for an additional 7 days after positive result. More information here.
For instructions on how to administer a RAT test in multiple different languages, click here.
Information on and to book vaccinations/boosters here.
Zespri continues to provide input into a high-level MPI consultation of industry views on vaccination requirements for market access purposes. There is currently no legal requirement for mandatory vaccinations for these purposes (for any market). We will keep you informed with details of any Government proposals as they become available.
HortNZ preparing for COVID-19 checklist
MOH guidance for workplaces that have a case
HASANZ Living with COVID-19 workplace posters
COVID-19 information in multiple languages
Pastoral Care- Supporting Growers
MOH information on Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)
Work and Income phone number: 0800 40 80 40
NZKGI office phone number: 0800 232 505
As of 13.9.2022, New Zealand is no longer under the COVID Protection Framework. For updated protocols, please refer to the Grower manual or your GLM. This information is remaining here as a placeholder if the COVID Protection Framework is re-established.
Full protocols can be found here.
The NZKGI information on the old alert level system can be found here.