The race to save the mighty kauri

The race to save the mighty kauri

0 개 218 노영례

Auckland has come a long way in the fight against the highly contagious and deadly disease, kauri dieback. Projects to manage the spread and impact of the disease have included closing tracks in the Waitākere Ranges and many other favourite urban walking routes to protect kauri, and it has been a sacrifice.

But we are now celebrating the reopening of some of these much-loved tracks and enjoying reconnecting with our forest canopy as scientists and researchers continue to make progress in their understanding of the disease.

35546b3c79aa919f48fb20256b28b8c3_1634679359_3203.png
 

Why is kauri dieback a problem?

Associate Professor Bruce Burns of the University of Auckland has studied kauri for 25 years – long before kauri dieback raised its head.  “The worry is that we lose all or part of the kauri forest we have, and the opportunities that they provide for us won’t be available in the future,” he says.

For instance, says Burns, although some people think of kauri as slow growing, given fertile soil and the right conditions, it is actually the fastest-growing native species we have. It also absorbs carbon faster than any other native tree both in its wood and in the soil.

“In terms of a strategy to store carbon, the best thing we could do is plant kauri,” says Burns. “There are big opportunities that kauri dieback is holding up.”

But Burns is optimistic for the future: “There are still large areas of kauri forest that don’t have the disease. If we can give ourselves time to work out how to manage kauri dieback, that gives me a lot of hope.”


35546b3c79aa919f48fb20256b28b8c3_1634679381_9232.png
 

Identifying risks and taking care of our kauri

Lisa Tolich, Kauri Dieback Manager at Auckland Council, agrees that there are reasons for optimism. “Precautionary measures, including the rahui placed by Te Kawerau ā Maki and the decision to close the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park and other kauri dominant parks and tracks provided breathing room for scientists and researchers to better understand the relationship between the pathogen (that causes the disease), the environment and its host. We are closing the gaps in our knowledge.”

Tolich explains that a long-term monitoring survey is underway, measuring presence of disease in the kauri population as well as identifying risks and impacts associated with the disease.

Along with upgraded tracks and foot-cleaning stations, Auckland Council also focuses on education to help ensure people stick to the tracks and clean their footwear to avoid spreading the pathogen that causes kauri dieback.


35546b3c79aa919f48fb20256b28b8c3_1634679409_3509.png 

The dogs are put through their paces at the training facility.

Sniffer dogs to the rescue

Included in Auckland Council’s defences against kauri dieback are two specially trained sniffer dogs, Pip and Mawhai. They can accurately detect the microscopic pathogen (phytophthora agathidicida) that causes kauri dieback and they can efficiently check footwear and search the equipment and materials used to create walking tracks. They also inspect nurseries, and plants before they are transported into kauri forested areas.

“Finding something natural that we can’t see is pretty special,” says the dogs’ handler, Biosecurity Advisor Brian Shields “And they give everyone a lot of joy too.”


 


How to protect kauri

  • Avoid any area with kauri roots. Draw an imaginary circle around a kauri that is three times the size of its drip zone (the outer circumference of the branches) and avoid entering this area.
  • Consider your footwear if you are entering any kauri zone. Clean your shoes to avoid any possibility of carrying the pathogen between areas.
  • Ensure your dogs stay on the track – this is best done by keeping them on a leash.
  • If you are weeding an area with kauri trees, compost your weeds onsite rather than taking them off the property.

90% of Waitematā and Canterbury residents dou…

댓글 0 | 조회 169 | 16시간전
Waitematāand Canterbury have now become the third and fourth DHB areas to reach 90% fully vaccinated, after Auckland and Capital and Coast.There were … 더보기

Innovative partnership to reduce long term co…

댓글 0 | 조회 266 | 19시간전
A new innovative partnership will help to improve the physical health and wellbeing of Māori and Pacific communities in South Auckland.The Ministry of… 더보기

Ministry of Health media release: Three COVID…

댓글 0 | 조회 278 | 2일전
Three positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Taranaki today.The three cases, all part of the same New Plymouth household, all have a known lin… 더보기

More than 39,000 vaccinations given yesterday…

댓글 0 | 조회 224 | 2일전
COVID-19 vaccine updateTotal vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people): 7,616,944: 3,901,961 first doses (93%); 3,632,748 second d… 더보기

More than 41,000 vaccines delivered yesterday…

댓글 0 | 조회 335 | 3일전
There were 41,077 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 7,432 first doses and 14,223 second doses. To date, 93% of eligible people in … 더보기

Momentum slowing as tighter credit looms and …

댓글 0 | 조회 164 | 4일전
CoreLogic’s House Price Index (HPI), which is the most complete and robust measure of property value change in the market, today showed nationwide val… 더보기

86% of the eligible population fully vaccinat…

댓글 0 | 조회 394 | 4일전
There were 40,972 total doses administered yesterday, including 6,213 first doses and 11,862 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zeal… 더보기

90% of Capital & Coast residents double dosed…

댓글 0 | 조회 476 | 5일전
There were 14,009 total doses* administered yesterday, made up 3,679 first doses and 8,040 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealan… 더보기

nib survey finds concerns around education to…

댓글 0 | 조회 175 | 5일전
Leading health insurer, nib New Zealand (nib), has released the findings from its third annual nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey, highlighting … 더보기

More than 20,000 vaccine doses administered y…

댓글 0 | 조회 242 | 6일전
There were 20,873 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up 6,378 first doses and 14,495 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible p… 더보기

Booster vaccinations start

댓글 0 | 조회 665 | 6일전
Booster vaccinations will be available throughout Aotearoa from Monday. While the priority is still getting people fully vaccinated, healthcare, borde… 더보기

Ministry of Health media release: COVID-19 ca…

댓글 0 | 조회 324 | 6일전
The Ministry has been notified of a community case in Hawke’s Bay.Hawke’s Bay DHB confirmed the case late last night and informed the person of their … 더보기

Almost 18,000 vaccine doses administered yest…

댓글 0 | 조회 274 | 7일전
There were 17,899 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,679 first doses and 12,222 second doses. To date, 92% of eligibl… 더보기

More than 18,000 vaccine doses administered y…

댓글 0 | 조회 306 | 8일전
There were 18,092 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,319 first doses and 11,773 second doses. To date, 92% of eligibl… 더보기

More than 18,000 vaccine doses administered y…

댓글 0 | 조회 264 | 9일전
There were 18,623 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,600 first doses and 12,023 second doses. To date, 92% of eligibl… 더보기

Auckland Council pools and leisure centres to…

댓글 0 | 조회 533 | 10일전
Auckland Council’s 42 pool and leisure centres will require all Aucklanders aged 12 and over to be fully vaccinated in order to use their facilities, … 더보기

Consultation with elected members begins on v…

댓글 0 | 조회 133 | 10일전
Auckland Council is asking for feedback from its 170 elected members over the next two weeks on draft guidelines around access to council offices and … 더보기

More than 18,000 vaccine doses administered y…

댓글 0 | 조회 281 | 10일전
There were 18,880 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,496 first doses and 12,384 second doses. To date, 92% of eligibl… 더보기

More than 15,000 vaccine doses administered y…

댓글 0 | 조회 174 | 2021.11.23
There were 15,224 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 4,777 first doses and 10,447 second doses. To date, 91% of eligibl… 더보기

More than 1.1 million My Vaccine Passes creat…

댓글 0 | 조회 453 | 2021.11.22
There were 9,851 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 3,079 first doses and 6,772 second doses. To date, 91% of eligible … 더보기

Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve, saving the world …

댓글 0 | 조회 270 | 2021.11.21
The Kūmara Awards 2021 have been awarded to celebrate incredible placemaking happening across Aotearoa. It is a community-driven showcase of the outst… 더보기

12 DHBs pass 90% first dose vaccinations; ove…

댓글 0 | 조회 461 | 2021.11.21
There were 21,501 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,002 first doses and 15,499 second doses. To date, 91% of eligible people in New Z… 더보기

83% of eligible New Zealanders double dosed; …

댓글 0 | 조회 412 | 2021.11.20
There were 22,608 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,833 first doses and 15,775 second doses. To date, 91% of New Zealanders have had … 더보기

Auckland DHB first to reach 90% fully vaccina…

댓글 0 | 조회 952 | 2021.11.19
Auckland District Health Board has become our first DHB to pass the significant milestone of fully vaccinating 90 percent of its eligible population a… 더보기

Auckland DHB to reach 90% double dosed this a…

댓글 0 | 조회 701 | 2021.11.19
Auckland DHB is fast closing in on being the first DHB in the country to be 90% fully vaccinated – as of 11.45am today, there were just 101 more peopl… 더보기

More than 20,000 doses of vaccine given yeste…

댓글 0 | 조회 363 | 2021.11.18
The continued spread of COVID-19 to regions throughout New Zealand is a reminder that everyone needs to heed the advice that will help keep our commun… 더보기

More than 21,000 doses of vaccine given yeste…

댓글 0 | 조회 328 | 2021.11.17
There were 21,031 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,664 first doses and 14,367 second doses. To date, of New Zealand… 더보기

New housing boost for Henderson

댓글 0 | 조회 1,084 | 2021.11.16
An exciting new housing development is rising in Henderson. Known as Henderson Green, 38 high-quality townhouses have already been constructed, which … 더보기

More than 21,000 doses of vaccine given yeste…

댓글 0 | 조회 400 | 2021.11.16
There were 21,442 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 7,764 first doses and 13,678 second doses. To date, 90% of New Zea… 더보기

More than 7.2 million doses of vaccine now gi…

댓글 0 | 조회 482 | 2021.11.15
There were 14,638 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 4,645 first doses and 9,993 second doses. To date, 90% of New Zeal… 더보기

Almost 27,000 vaccine doses given yesterday; …

댓글 0 | 조회 550 | 2021.11.14
There were 26,996 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 7,149 first doses and 19,847 second doses. To date, 90 percent of … 더보기

Four new community cases across Tararua and L…

댓글 0 | 조회 311 | 2021.11.14
There are four new COVID-19 community cases to report across the Tararua and Lakes districts.The two Lakes district cases were detected after a person… 더보기

Ministry of Health COVID-19 update

댓글 0 | 조회 418 | 2021.11.14
In addition to today’s 1pm COVID-19 statement, the Ministry is providing the following update. Lakes results The Ministry is this evening confirming p… 더보기

Enjoying our first weekend at Alert Level 3, …

댓글 0 | 조회 961 | 2021.11.13
On Wednesday, Aucklanders woke up to a few more freedoms as the region shifted to Alert Level 3, Step 2.Under the new rules, retail can reopen with he… 더보기

Around 23,000 vaccine doses given yesterday; …

댓글 0 | 조회 358 | 2021.11.13
There were 22,951 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,343 first doses and 16,608 second doses.COVID-19 vaccin… 더보기

New rapid response COVID-19 recovery fund app…

댓글 0 | 조회 656 | 2021.11.12
A COVID-19 recovery fund has been approved by Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee, with the balance from this year’s Region… 더보기

More than 22,000 vaccine doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 310 | 2021.11.12
There were 22,794 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,285 first doses and 16,509 second doses. To date, 90 percent of … 더보기

Six cases of COVID-19 in Stratford

댓글 0 | 조회 307 | 2021.11.11
The Ministry of Health is reporting six people with COVID-19 in the Taranaki town of Stratford, including one in hospital.All six cases are clearly li… 더보기

More than 22,000 vaccine doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 393 | 2021.11.11
There were 22,007 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,045 first doses and 15,962 second doses. Today’s vaccination figures sho… 더보기

Auckland Council facilities and services unde…

댓글 0 | 조회 627 | 2021.11.10
A welcome change in step levels for Aucklanders will see more council services available in Tāmaki Makaurau from Wednesday 10 November.The popularclic… 더보기

More than 22,000 vaccine doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 521 | 2021.11.10
There were 22,178 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,103 first doses and 16,089 second doses. To date, 89 pe… 더보기

More than 21,000 vaccine doses given yesterda…

댓글 0 | 조회 227 | 2021.11.09
There were 21,192 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 5,103 first doses and 16,089 second doses. To date, 89 pe… 더보기

New assisted dying health service established

댓글 0 | 조회 240 | 2021.11.08
The Ministry of Health says ensuring a robust process for those seeking assisted dying is an essential safeguard as part of the new service.The assist… 더보기

More than 3.3 million New Zealanders fully va…

댓글 0 | 조회 409 | 2021.11.08
There were 14,280 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 3,272 first doses and 11,008 second doses. To date, 89% o… 더보기

Ministry reports death of a returnee in manag…

댓글 0 | 조회 255 | 2021.11.08
The Ministry is saddened to be reporting the death this morning of a returnee in a managed isolation facility.The returnee arrived on 3 November and t… 더보기

Almost 34,000 vaccine doses administered yest…

댓글 0 | 조회 526 | 2021.11.07
There were 33,867 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 7,401 first doses and 26,466 second doses. To date, 89% o… 더보기

More than seven million vaccine doses adminis…

댓글 0 | 조회 406 | 2021.11.06
There were 27,892 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,442 first doses and 21,470 second doses. To date, 89 pe… 더보기

Technical information published to support CO…

댓글 0 | 조회 233 | 2021.11.05
▲참고 이미지 : 기사와 직접 연관 없음The Ministry of Health has today published the specification for the COVID-19 domestic vaccine pass and the verifier specificati… 더보기

COVID-19 detected in wastewater in Napier and…

댓글 0 | 조회 147 | 2021.11.05
COVID-19 has recently been detected in wastewater samples taken in Napier and Gisborne.The wastewater sampling was carried out by ESR between 1 and 3 … 더보기

It’s time for your 2nd shot after Super Satur…

댓글 0 | 조회 294 | 2021.11.05
Vaccination clinics around New Zealand are gearing up for a good weekend as people who received their first doses on Super Saturday become eligible fo… 더보기