Accusations about kiwifruit claim ‘off the planet’

Kiwifruit Claim spokesman Matthew Hooton says a reason stated by a growers group for not joining the claim is “absolutely preposterous” and “off the planet.”

On September 29 some kiwifruit growers and post-harvest operators announced their intention to launch a class action-style lawsuit against Biosecurity NZ, seeking compensation for the Psa vine-killing disease that has cost the industry at least $885 million since 2010.


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