Taming Wild Kiwifruit

Left uncontrolled, wild kiwifruit can be devastating to New Zealand native bush and forest.

Wild kiwifruit can germinate wherever birds deposit kiwifruit seeds or wherever discarded fruit has been thrown or dumped.

Alongside the Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) KVH has worked on 103 properties over the last year, destroyed 13400 vines, and cleared 4ha of matted vine covered area in the Bay of Plenty region.

Check out this interview with KVH’s operations and compliance officer John Mather.