Man 1: Mmm - OK how does the fruit get from grower to customer?
Man 2: Well, most kiwi is exported by sea though some is sent by air freight to Australia.
The fruit comes into the ports by truck, after being packed by the growers at local packing stations.
There is a plan for express rail transport in the future, which should speed things up a bit more.
Man 1: And after the fruit arrives at the ports?
Man 2: Well, it's stored on the ships in large wooden boxes.
We send 50 million boxes out of the country on 80 ships - but that’s not enough!
We’re quite happy with the design of the boxes, and we know we’ve got exactly the right temperature on board for the fruit - in other words, our technology isn’t a problem - we simply need more ships to be able to work as efficiently as we’d like to.
Man 1: And how do you see the future developing?
Man 2: Well, we hope to work out ways to send the fruit even more quickly to our export markets, to keep it as fresh as possible.
Man 1: Mmm - well thank you, Peter.
One last question - is kiwi fruit popular in New Zealand?
Man 2: Yes ... In fact it recently became the second biggest seller on the home market.
It’s overtaken sales of pears - although it’ll be a while yet before we overtake apples.
But that’s OK of course, because all New Zealand fruit is delicious!