Programme Contacts & Reporting the disease

Ministry for Primary Industries: 

0800 NZ KAURI (69 52874) 

Department of Conservation:

Northland Regional Council:

Pete Graham, Northland Regional Council 0800 002 004 or 09439 3306

Auckland Council:

Waikato Regional Council:

Kim Parker, Waikato Regional Council Phone 0800 246 732

 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: 

Donna Watchman, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Phone 0800 884 880

Reporting the disease

You can also call the Kauri Dieback Programme hotline on 0800 NZ KAURI (69 52874) or email 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.