Posts tagged "Kauri dieback"

Scientists get $13 million boost in war on tree killing scourges

[20 November/NZ Herald] Research, Science and Innovation Minister, Megan Woods, has announced that the Government is investing a further $13.75 million into research programmes that are targeting kauri dieback and myrtle rust.  The diseases have become prominent in recent years and there are currently no silver bullet cures to stop the diseases spreading across the...

Ministry defends kauri dieback programme performance

[5 July/Radio NZ] The Ministry for Primary Industries defended its leadership of the kauri dieback programme. Dr Amanda Black of the Lincoln University Bio-Protection Research Centre said the programme was a trainwreck. She added there was week governance around the programme, and people involved with management of the programme did not know how to procure...

Popular Waitakere Ranges tracks reopen

[5 May/Radio NZ] Two popular tracks in the Waitakere Ranges were reopened after work to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. Large parts of the ranges were closed as Auckland Council joined local iwi to fight the disease that is fatal to kauri. Two of the tracks had been upgraded to make it harder for...