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Archive for the ‘Kauri dieback’ Category

New Measures to help control kauri dieback spread

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Three measures that will strengthen efforts to save kauri trees from dieback disease were agreed by the Kauri Dieback Governance Group when they met yesterday (29 January 2018). It was agreed to put in place: a Controlled Area Notice for kauri dieback a National Pest Management Plan a Strategic Science Advisory Group. “These new measures  [ Read More ]

Track closures follow report on kauri killer disease

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On 5 December Te Kawerau a Maki attended a meeting of the Auckland Council Environment and Community Committee to inform the committee it had placed a rahui over the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park which would prevent people from entering it, in the hope of allowing the kauri in the forest to heal. A recent report  [ Read More ]

Kauri Rescue Project awarded National Science Challenge funding

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A new project team comprising scientists, social scientists, iwi and community groups has gained two-year funding from the Government’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge http://www.biologicalheritage.nz/ one of only six successful projects out of 111 applications. Their exciting new project Kauri RescueTM otherwise known as the Community Control of Kauri Dieback: Tiaki m Kauri seeks to  [ Read More ]

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Pup from pound becomes kauri dieback super-sleuth

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On this week’s Purina pound pups to dog stars on TV1 was the heart-warming story about Paddy, a gorgeous golden lab that had been starved, beaten and confined, before being rescued and taken to SPCA. Highly aggressive around food, Paddy was faced with euthanasia, but was rescued by dog whisperer, Mark. With a hyper-sensitive nose,  [ Read More ]

Categories: Kauri dieback, news

Waitakere Ranges Local Board guides walk to Kauri Die back areas

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Waitakere Ranges Local Board today (5 April 2014) led a successful walk along the Maungaroa Ridge Track, where the first unusual symptoms on kauri trees were seen by a Piha local in 2006. Starting in Bush and Beach mini-buses at Glen Eden Railway Station, the group went to the Poleline Track off Anawhata Road. Auckland  [ Read More ]

Glorious Kauri Grove Track

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Yesterday (Saturday 3 March) went for a walk in the Waitakeres. After much looking at maps and arguing, we decided we would take the car up to Piha Road, and walk down the Lucy Cranwell Track and back up Kauri Grove Track,  both tracks we had not done before. It is constantly amazing that there are  [ Read More ]

Phil Twyford walking for kauri

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Caught up with Phil Twyford, Labour MP for Te Atatu, at the Piha Surf Club today (17 January). Phil is walking the Hillary Trail to highlight the disease kauri PTA which is killing kauri trees in the Waitakeres and other parts of Auckland and Northland, and to protest at the Ministry of Primary Industries decision to  [ Read More ]

Hillary Trail event declined

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Media Release from Auckland Council Auckland Council has declined an application by Lactic Turkey Events Ltd to hold a running event on the Hillary Trail in 2013. Council officers have been working with Shaun Collins of Lactic Turkey Events over the last few months to assess the application and the impact an event of this  [ Read More ]

Proposed Hillary Trail run update

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Mace Ward, Manager Regional Parks has recently sent out the following update: Application Status: Event on the Hillary Trail Following on from the stakeholder meeting held at Arataki on 2 July and the article in the Western Leader about the proposed event on the Hillary Trail we have received feedback from a number of individuals  [ Read More ]

Auckland Council closes Kauri dieback areas for protection

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The Auckland Council Regional Development and Operations Committee on Thursday voted to close 13 Kauri Protection Areas throughout the Waitakere Ranges, involving 27 km of tracks, to try and halt to spread of phytophthora taxon agathis (PTA) which is killing kauri trees in the area. The areas chosen for quarantining are “clean” and so free  [ Read More ]