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Just released – two-year kauri dieback report


New Measures to help control kauri dieback spread

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  [ Read More ]

Track closures follow report on kauri killer disease

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  [ Read More ]

Kauri Rescue Project awarded National Science Challenge funding

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  [ Read More ]

Pup from pound becomes kauri dieback super-sleuth

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  [ Read More ]

Waitakere Ranges Local Board guides walk to Kauri Die back areas

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  [ Read More ]

Glorious Kauri Grove Track

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  [ Read More ]

Phil Twyford walking for kauri

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  [ Read More ]

Hillary Trail event declined

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  [ Read More ]

Proposed Hillary Trail run update

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  [ Read More ]

Auckland Council closes Kauri dieback areas for protection

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  [ Read More ]

Waitakere Track closures from 14 October 2011

A number of walking tracks in the Waitakere Ranges will be closed from 14 October 2011 to 12 December 2011 to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The affected  [ Read More ]

Forest Health News discussion on Kauri PTA

Attached is an article about Kauri PTA published in Forest Health News (Scion publication). FHnews-208_August2010[1]Background to this article is that it is Ross Beever’s response to an article published in  [ Read More ]

Kauri die back disease

Kauri dieback or phytophthora taxon agathis is an organism that infects New Zealand’s iconic kauri, causing bleeding lesions on the trunk, collar-rot and gradually loss of foliage and death. The  [ Read More ]