Communities in kauri lands are being encouraged to have their say as public consultation on proposals for a new approach to managing kauri dieback disease have just under 2 weeks left to run.
Biosecurity New Zealand, a partner in the Kauri Dieback Programme, is leading a third and final round of consultation on a new kauri dieback national plan and 2 proposed options for the best type of management agency to protect kauri into the future.
This follows 2 consultation rounds held during 2018, which generated strong public feedback that has been taken on board and used to help shape the current proposals, says Biosecurity New Zealand manager of recovery and pest management, John Sanson.
The latest consultation period opened on 18 February, and will run through until 18 March. Nine meetings have already been held across venues in Northland and the Waikato, with 9 more scheduled across venues in the Bay of Plenty and Auckland over the coming week. For those unable to attend meetings, people can also make submissions online or in writing, with details on the Kauri Dieback website.