Programme Contacts & Reporting the disease
Waikato Regional Council:
Kim Parker, Waikato Regional Council
Phone: 0800 246 732
Reporting the disease
You can also call the Kauri Dieback Programme hotline on 0800 NZ KAURI (69 52874) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to report a tree that looks unhealthy. The programme team will send any reports of unhealthy trees to the appropriate council or land authority to manage.
You can't tell just by looking whether a kauri tree is infected with dieback or not. An infected kauri may show symptoms like yellowing leaves, a thinning canopy, dead branches or large lesions (areas of damage) near the base of the tree that bleed resin. However, symptoms like these might be caused by other factors – for example, drought or age. Infected kauri may appear healthy and not show any symptoms during early-stage infection for many years – and some never develop trunk lesions.