Southerner stands strong

The current natural range of kauri has been extended south a little with the discovery of a 100-year old tree near Omokoroa.

"The lone tree was found at Aongatete Lodge, near Omokoroa. The ancient species is only found in the upper North Island and the southern boundary of its range was thought to be Hot Springs Rd, near Katikati.

It was discovered off the long loop track behind the lodge by Forest and Bird's Kaimai Connection co-ordinator Hamish Dean and Aongatete Forest Restoration Project volunteer Barry Pethybridge."

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Friday, July 12, 2013 by The Kauri Dieback Programme

Track closures in the Auckland region are being questioned by runners.

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