It's time to step up the fight against kauri dieback disease.

The Government is working on a proposal to put in place a National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) so we can coordinate disease management nationally.

A National Pest Management Plan is a regulatory tool under the Biosecurity Act 1993. A Plan for kauri dieback disease will: 

  • establish clear national objectives, coordination and consistency
  • allow us to use strong regulatory powers to require people to take specific actions to protect kauri  
  • make sure the national framework gives effect to the Treaty of Waitangi.

New Zealand already has three National Pest Management Plans in place, manged by entities with statutory responsibility for delivering them. 

They are for Psa-V in kiwifruit, Bovine Tuberculosis and American Foulbrood in bees.

Read the National (Kauri Dieback) Pest Management Plan proposal

Public Consultation

The Kauri Dieback Programme ran three rounds of public consultation from June 2018 to March 2019 – including meetings and hui in all the kauri lands – Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty.

About 1,000 people were counted* at over 57 meetings and hui, with more people listening to live streams.  There were 227 formal submissions.

We consulted people on the strategy for protecting kauri and how to put it into practice, a draft proposal for a National Pest Management Plan, and options for an agency to manage the Plan.

In general, people agreed the proposals would make a positive difference in controlling kauri dieback disease.


* This is a headcount per meeting or hui. Some people came to more than one.


Consultation - Round Three Hui

Below are the areas that we visited for hui during the third round of consultation:

Mangamuka, Kaitaia, Kaeo, Kerikeri, Naumai, Whangarei.

Hamilton, Thames, Coromandel.

Bay of Plenty

Oratia, Te Atatū Peninsula, Orewa, Glenfield, Clevedon.

Consultation - Round One and Two Documents