Keep Kauri Standing website for more information about kauri dieback.
What we are doing to reduce the spread of kauri dieback
To protect healthy and at-risk kauri, we have closed a number of forested areas and tracks around the region.
These closures include:
- the forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges, with some exemptions
- a number of high-risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges, as well as in other parts of the Franklin Local Board area
- a number of high-risk tracks in the Kaipātiki Local Board area
- a few tracks on Waiheke Island.
For more information about what tracks are closed, see the
Protect our kauri trees page.
Controlled Area Notices (CANs)
From 1 May 2018, Controlled Area Notices were put in place in parts of the Waitākere Ranges and the Hunua Ranges in order to open some tracks.
A Controlled Area Notice (or CAN) is part of the Biosecurity Act. Under the CAN, anyone entering the area must not have any visible soil on their footwear or equipment, and must use the hygiene stations at the track entrances and exits.
Ministry of Primary Industries' kauri dieback website for more information on the CAN.
Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP)
The Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) is also created under the Biosecurity Act. The RPMP aims to prevent further spread of the disease across the region, especially by preventing spread to areas that appear to be disease free.
Under the RPMP, rules apply to protect our kauri forests from the risk of kauri dieback disease spreading further:
- You must not move kauri dieback within the region.
- You must not move kauri plant material, soil or goods contaminated with soil or dirt into or out of an area within three times the dripline of any kauri tree anywhere in the region.
- You must not move kauri plants or plant material to or among Hauraki Gulf islands.
- All commercial transport operators in the Hauraki Gulf must hold a
Pest Free Warrant.
- Commercial passenger boat or aircraft exit or entry points to the Hauraki Gulf must provide passengers with access to Auckland Council hygiene stations and information.
- You must not move kauri plant material, soil or goods contaminated with soil or dirt into the Hunua kauri dieback exclusion zone unless sourced from a nursery supplier certified under the
New Zealand Plant Production Biosecurity Scheme core standard and kauri dieback schedule.