Doing our bit to prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback

Environmental

Dec 18, 2017

Kauri Dieback is a deadly fungus-like disease that is killing our mighty Kauri trees. The disease which lives in soil is easily spread from place to place on footwear, equipment, machinery and vehicles.

The Northern Express Group (NX2), working on the Pūhoi to Warkworth (P2WK) project, is committed to preventing the introduction of the disease into the project area. Working closely with Auckland Council and other key stakeholders, the team has developed a Kauri Dieback Biosecurity Plan which sets out the actions the team is taking to manage the spread of the disease.

There is no evidence of Kauri Dieback in the area and the NX2 team plan to keep it that way.

They have set up wash stations and inductions for staff to ensure those working on the project understand and comply with the project’s ‘wash-down’ protocols and procedures. The team is using the approved board spectrum disinfectant Sterigene, which is non-toxic, non-corrosive, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

While scientists are working to find control tools for the disease, there’s currently no cure and almost all Kauri infected with the disease die from it.
For more information about Kauri Dieback and how you can help reduce its spread visit:  https://www.kauridieback.co.nz/.