Using Controlled areas to save our kauri
You can help save our kauri. There are Controlled Area Notices in place on certain open tracks in the Waitākere Ranges, in Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve, and parts of the Hunua Ranges. This has been carried out under Section 131 of the Biosecurity Act 1993. The Controlled Areas are open for use, but there are rules to help stop the spread of kauri dieback.
You cannot take footwear, equipment or other items with any visible soil into the Controlled Area in the Hunua Ranges, or into or out of Goldie Bush or the walking tracks that are Controlled Areas in the Waitākere Ranges.
You must remove all visible soil from footwear and equipment before entering the Controlled Area in the Hunua Ranges, and before entering or leaving Goldie Bush or the walking tracks that are the Controlled Areas in the Waitākere Ranges. You must also use all cleaning stations you encounter to clean footwear and bicycles by scrubbing with the brush provided and using the disinfectant provided. Signs in these areas will tell you what to do, so please read them carefully and do as asked.
Find out more
- Read more about the Controlled Area Notices, their conditions and maps of the Controlled Areas on the Ministry for Primary Industries website.
- Visit Auckland Council's website to learn about track availability in the Waitākere and Hunua Ranges.
- Visit the Department of Conservation’s website to learn about track availability in Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve.