Schedule of Upcoming Events


Storage and Handling of Kiwifruit

Start Afresh is once again offering its 2-day Storage and Handling of Kiwifruit training opportunity for the Kiwifruit postharvest sector. Since 2016, over 950 people have attended Start Afresh training courses designed to improve understanding in the industry and ultimately improve quality outcomes for the industry.

This mid-level course covers basic physiology, principles of storage and inventory management and important principles that will improve understanding and assist your staff that deal with kiwifruit from harvest to storage. This course would be suited to quality staff in the packhouse, coolstore staff, inventory managers, or those interacting with the industry and want a solid understanding of kiwifruit and what affects it’s longevity in storage.

This course is co-branded with Massey University, and offers the opportunity to complete an assessment to obtain Primary ITO credits.

Dates: To be advised

Venue: To be advised

Charge: $420+GST (note a $150+GST admin fee will be charged for withdrawal within 7 days of the event)

This course will cover the following:

Time Activity
0845 – 0900 Registration, tea & coffee
0900 – 0945 Introduction
0945 – 1215 Session 1: Understanding Fruit
(incl. working morning tea)
1215 – 1245 Lunch
1245 – 1330 Session 2: Principles of Heat Transfer
1330 – 1400 Session 3: Sources of Heat
1430 – 1600 Session 4: Cooling Operations
(incl. afternoon tea)
1600 – 1630 Session 5: Modifying the Atmosphere
1630 – 1730 Refreshments sponsored by Zespri
0900 – 1115 Field Trip – MPAC Tauriko
1115 – 1200 Session 5: Modifying the Atmosphere cont.
1200 – 1230 Lunch
1230 – 1430 Session 6: Impacts on Quality
1430 – 1515 Session 7: Transport systems
1515 – 1530 Reflection, feedback and closing remarks

You can secure spaces for the following opportunity by completing the form below.

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