Event management near Kauri

Guidelines for people organising outdoor events near Kauri.

Kauri are threatened by a soil-borne pathogen called Phytophthora agathidicida (PA for short), which causes the fatal condition known as kauri dieback disease.  These guidelines will help you minimise the risk of spreading the PA pathogen when holding events near Kauri.

Protect Kauri when planning your sporting or leisure events

Stopping the movement of potentially contaminated soil and root material is the main aim to reduce the risk of spreading the pathogen, therefore it is important to reduce soil contamination on participants' footwear and any associated equipment that is used during the event. It is also important that hygiene practices are followed before and after an event.

National Plan to protect Kauri

Note: From 2 August 2022 ten new rules/regulations have been introduced as part of a National Plan to help protect kauri from the PA pathogen.

More information on the Plan and how it affects operations on your land.  

Research has underpinned the information in some of these guidelines. These resources will be updated in the coming months, with new guidelines to be developed.

More information about how to identify the disease.