A rural landowner’s guide
A guide for farmers and rural landowners who have kauri on or near their property.
Preventing the spread of disease to kauri on rural properties
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.
There are a number of activities and items that pose a high risk of moving soil in and around kauri areas in rural environments. This document will provide best practice information for protecting kauri within the rural landscape.
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.
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.