The Kauri Dieback Management Programme and Bivouac Outdoor have joined up to share the message on preventing the spread of kauri dieback disease with outdoor enthusiasts.
Bivouac Outdoor is helping spread the word by trialling the sale of cleaning kits direct to the public from Bivouac's four Auckland stores in Albany, Newmarket, Sylvia Park and Queen Street. These kits include: a scrubbing brush, 500ml trigene spray, and a dirty gear bag. Posters are also in store to raise awareness of the disease.
They also send their customers' kauri dieback factsheets along with their online purchases, and have the Programme contribute to Bivouac's online blog, which reaches several thousand outdoor enthusiasts every month - many of who live in, or near kauri land.
'Our customers love New Zealand's great outdoors, and its great our organisation can play a part in protecting such an iconic part of our country's landscape,' said Wayne Martin, owner and director of Bivouac Outdoor.