Webinar: 2021 Waitākere Ranges Kauri Population Health Monitoring Survey

Thursday 30 June 7-8pm

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Waitākere Ranges long-term kauri health monitoring survey

New Zealanders have learned a lot about epidemiology, infection control and disease management over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the Auckland Council kauri dieback management programme matures, there is a need to update our surveillance and monitoring framework to further understand and manage the spread of kauri dieback disease. We developed a new long-term kauri health monitoring framework using a novel epidemiological approach, which formed the basis for our 2021 Waitākere Ranges Monitoring Survey.

Our panel of experts will discuss the key findings from the three studies that were conducted during the survey. This includes the baseline study to investigate the prevalence of Phytophthora agathidicida and symptoms of kauri dieback disease, an assessment of risk and impact factors and an evaluation of how well our tests performed. All three studies will be valuable in terms of supporting planning and testing of management interventions to help protect our kauri into the future.


  • Edward Ashby, Board Trustee, Mana Taiao and Operations, Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust
  • Lisa Tolich, Kauri Dieback Manager, Environmental Services, Auckland Council
  • Dr Karyn Froud, Biosecurity Scientist and Epidemiologist at Biosecurity Research.

Moderator: Prof. Margaret Stanley, Associate Professor in Ecology with the Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, University of Auckland.

The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session, and the full webinar will be available to view after the session.

Date and Time: Thu 30 June at 7pm (live from 6:45pm).

Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early to register and sign in to the webinar.

For more information about Auckland Council’s approach to kauri dieback, please visit OurAuckland.