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.

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.