Kiwifruit growers denied compensation for PSA disease


Kiwifruit claim | Biosecurity NZ | NZ Government
Background. Strathboss Kiwifruit Ltd (on behalf of approximately 200 kiwifruit growers) and Seeka Ltd (a post-harvest operator) filed a claim against the Crown for what they alleged was negligence in allowing the bacterial kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V (also known as Psa 3) into the country.


Govt failed kiwifruit growers – Newsroom
Govt failed kiwifruit growers The High Court has backed New Zealand kiwifruit growers’ claims that the government was negligent in allowing PSA, the virus which devastated the industry, into the country. PSA infected 80 percent of kiwifruit orchards nationwide and is estimated to have cost the industry up to $1 billion in lost exports.


Kiwifruit growers claim victory in High Court Psa case …
Kiwifruit growers affected by the damaging Psa disease are claiming victory following a High Court ruling that the Crown was negligent and breached its duty of care.


Kiwifruit growers on MAF PSA finding: ‘You went from hero …
Kiwifruit growers say the win against the government over the spread of the vine killing disease PSA is “long overdue”. Photo: RNZ / Susan Murray The growers went to the High Court seeking at least $400 million, alleging negligence by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, a forerunner of the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Kiwifruit growers’ $450m compensation claim heads to Court …
The 212 growers who have joined the Kiwifruit Claim class action are seeking $450 million in compensation. Kiwifruit Claim chairman John Cameron said he was confident the Court of Appeal would …


The Kiwifruit Claim
The Kiwifruit Claim, which represents 212 kiwifruit growers and post-harvest operator Seeka, was established to hold the Crown to account for what they alleged was negligence in allowing the bacterial kiwifruit vine disease Psa-V (also known as Psa 3) into New Zealand in 2009.


High Court partially upholds kiwifruit PSA claim | RNZ News
The Kiwifruit Claim group, representing 212 growers, sued the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for negligence in allowing PSA to enter the country. When the case went to court, the group wanted nearly $400m from the ministry to cover losses. PSA, a vine-killing disease, is estimated to have cost the industry close to $900m.


High Court backs kiwifruit growers in $400M PSA claim …
High Court backs kiwifruit growers in $400M PSA claim against MPI . By Sophie Boot. June 29 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court has backed New Zealand kiwifruit growers’ claims that the government was …


Devastation of PSA still felt by kiwifruit growers | Newshub
Seven years after a disease devastated the kiwifruit industry in the Bay of Plenty some growers are still struggling. … MPI has denied the allegation. Growers say PSA has cost the industry $800 …


Kiwifruit growers’ $450m compensation claim heads to Court …
Kiwifruit growers and the Crown will battle it out again in the Court of Appeal over the next two weeks in a case that could become precedent-setting. Last year a High Court judge ruled that the Ministry of Primary Industries was negligent in allowing the kiwifruit disease Psa to enter the country in 2009.