It is great to see central and local government, iwi and the community taking serious steps to help combat the deadly kauri dieback disease that is threatening one of our national treasures – the kauri.
Albany Scenic Reserve in Auckland will be closed until further notice to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. This 40 hectare Department of Conservation reserve is infested with the spores which cause dieback, a disease ravaging New Zealand’s forest giants.
Read the full story on DOC’s website here.
The Tindall Foundation and the Aotearoa Foundation are looking to provide support to the Kauri Dieback Management Group to protect kauri on private land by contributing to fencing, disinfection stations and signage to control access and inform people of what they should do to prevent the spread of infection.
Volunteering community groups throughout the country are providing much-needed labour to build the fences and disinfection stations. The Tindall Foundation and the Aotearoa Foundation are looking to assist these volunteers, helping to grow their capacity so they can be even more effective.