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Kiwifruit growers claim govt is hell-bent on avoiding responsibility for Psa outbreak

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 7:22AM
That's according to more than 200 North Island growers who were hit by the outbreak in 2009. Photo \ Getty Images

Kiwifruit growers claim govt is hell-bent on avoiding responsibility for Psa outbreak

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 7:22AM

The Government seems hell bent on avoiding culpability for the Psa kiwifruit disease outbreak.

That's according to more than 200 North Island growers who were hit by the outbreak in 2009.

The Government is appealing a High Court ruling that found MAF's biosecurity failings were responsible for the disease getting into the country.

Kiwifruit Claim Committee chairman John Cameron told Mike Hosking the Government failed in its duty of care when it allowed contaminated plant matter into the country.

"There was obligations, there were protocols their were all these things in place that they had to do and they broke those."

LISTEN ABOVE AS JOHN CAMERON SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING

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