Kauri dieback

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Kauri dieback 24 Jun 2021

Aucklanders thanked for fighting kauri dieback

Non-compliance with kauri dieback measures on our region's tracks has gone down 30 per cent over the last two years.

Kauri dieback 24 Jun 2021

Rogue rambler receives fine of $5700 in first kauri dieback prosecution

The offender found guilty of breaching Auckland Council’s Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw by entering closed tracks in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park in 2019, was today convicted of three offences and fined a total of $5700 and ordered to pay court costs of $130 by Judge Tremewan of the Waitākere District Court.

Environment 24 Jun 2021

Grads Mawhai and Pip become New Zealand’s first specialist kauri dieback sniffer dogs

Biosecurity team’s secret weapon in the battle against kauri dieback.

Kauri dieback 12 May 2021

New survey to study kauri health in Waitākere Ranges

Auckland Council surveys public land to monitor kauri dieback disease and for the first time will be extending its approach to include healthy trees in its studies.

Kauri dieback 11 May 2021

Takapuna Beach home to ancient fossilised forest

At the northern end of Takapuna Beach, curious-looking basalt formations can be seen across the shore platform at low tide.

Kauri dieback 31 Mar 2021

Auckland Council successful in first kauri dieback prosecution

Wandering walker found guilty of breaching bylaw

Environment 22 Feb 2021

Track reopening makes western coastline more accessible

The completion of the Ōmanawanui Track along with Puriri Ridge Track, a 6-kilometre upgrade, is a significant milestone in the reopening of the Te Ar Tūhura / Hillary Trail.

Environment 16 Feb 2021

Kauri compliance message making a mark

This summer has seen non-compliant behaviour trending down across the region.