Consultation round Three

The draft national pest management plan proposal includes a set of rules that could affect the way you access kauri forests, or require you to carry out actions to protect kauri if you have kauri forest on your land.

We wanted your views on how workable you think the proposal is, and the impacts they might have on you and your community, iwi, business or group. We wanted to know if there are any major issues that you believe we have missed, that could have significantly affected the proposal. And we wanted your views on the best agency model to manage the protection of kauri in the future.

The first part of the consultation ran from 18 February to 18 March 2019 through a series of hui and public meetings in the kauri lands. We visited a range of marae and community halls and spoke to hundreds of people. As well as the oral submissions at meetings, we received more than 100 written submissions.

In April we also carried out a further targeted consultation round with key stakeholder groups that would be affected by, or had important technical knowledge relating to, standards we were developing around hygiene management in nurseries and the development of kauri forest tracks. We further refined the NPMP proposal based on what we learned during consultation. The final draft NPMP proposal that was presented to the Minister of Biosecurity is linked below.

Round Three Key Documents

Round Three Q&As

Hui Details

Below are the areas that we visited for hui during the third round of consultation:

Mangamuka, Kaitaia, Kaeo, Kerikeri, Naumai, Whangarei.

Hamilton, Thames, Coromandel.

Bay of Plenty

Oratia, Te Atatū Peninsula, Orewa, Glenfield, Clevedon.

Past Consultation Documents

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.