Principles of hygiene
A guide for kauri forest visitors and workers to help protect kauri from disease
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.
This guide outlines six principles to protect kauri from disease. They have been developed for people who are operating off track and serve as the foundation for behaviours to aid in protecting kauri.
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.