Court ruling says Govt responsible for kiwifruit disease Psa

Drive 29/06/2018

A landmark court decision has found government negligence led to the spread of the deadly Psa disease that decimated the kiwifruit industry .

The compensation bill, which is yet to be determined, could run into the tens if not hundreds of millions.

Psa is a fungal disease that causes vines and plants to wither and die. Some growers lost orchards, livelihoods & life savings  in the spread.

More than 200 growers took the civil court action. 

One of those was Grant Eynon and he joined Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE Drive.

Listen to the full interview with Grant Eynon above.

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