Event management near kauri

Guidelines for people organising outdoor events near kauri.

Kauri are under threat from a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida (PA). The disease is also known as 'kauri dieback'. These guidelines will help avoid spreading the disease.

Prevent the spread of disease to kauri when planning your sporting or leisure events

Stopping the movement of potentially contaminated soil and root material is the main aim to reduce spread of the disease, therefore it is important to reduce soil contamination on participant’s footwear and any associated equipment that are 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 that causes ‘dieback’ disease.

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.