Kauri dieback disease consultations

The first round of consultation on the future direction for managing kauri dieback disease is now closed. This was the first of three planned consultation rounds in 2018 to inform actions to strengthen protection for kauri.

Between 25 June and 16 July 2018 we asked for feedback and ideas on the future of kauri. We held seven hui/meetings in kauri lands and also received responses through email and letters. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Right now we are looking at your feedback and responses. Soon we’ll tell you what we heard. Your feedback will help us produce a draft refreshed strategy for managing kauri dieback disease. This will inform how the National Pest Management Plan can best support the work to protect kauri.

To keep up to date with further consultations this year you can sign up for news updates from the Kauri Dieback Programme.

Upcoming Consultation rounds

There are two more rounds of consultation this year.

ROUND TWO (August/September 2018)

We’ll ask for your feedback on:

  • the refreshed draft strategy
  • what you think should be in the National Pest Management Plan, including high level options for the management agency that will implement it
  • delivery of the National Pest Management Plan.

ROUND THREE (October/November 2018)

In the third consultation round you can review and comment on the document setting out the proposed details of a National Pest Management Plan.

Consultation Background

At the end of 2017, the Government announced tougher measures to help combat the spread of kauri dieback disease. One of the measures is a National Pest Management Plan, the highest protection available under the Biosecurity Act 1993. It will mean a nationally coordinated, long-term approach to the management of kauri dieback disease.

To get the best result for kauri, we're seeking your ideas and thoughts to help us develop the plan. 

Consultation round one hui/meetings

 Thank you to everyone that attended the recent hui/meetings to discuss the future direction for managing kauri dieback disease. Thanks also to our speakers at each location:

  • Whangarei: Sue Reed-Thomas, Regional Operations Manager Northland, DOC
  • Auckland: Phil Brown, Biosecurity Manager, Auckland Council
  • Auckland (daytime): Mace Ward, General Manager Parks, Sport and Recreation
  • Auckland: Kirsty Prior, Operations Manager, Auckland Mainland, DOC
  • Thames: Patrick Whaley, Biosecurity Manager, Waikato Regional Council


The hui and meetings were facilitated by Steven Wilson and led by Andrew Harrison.


If you weren’t able to attend you may like to take a look at the Kauri Dieback Programme presentation, plus those from Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation.

You can also listen to recordings of the evening meeting broadcasts at http://mixlr.com/kauri_dieback1/showreel/