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Tuesday, October 3 at 6 PM - 8 PM
51 Okara Drive, Whangarei, Northland 0110
Join us for the launch of the Kauri Rescue project in Northland at Toll Stadium on Tuesday 3 October at 6pm. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Find out about this citizen science project working with landowners to treat their own sick kauri trees and save them from kauri dieback disease using both western science and matauranga Māori methods.
Download our Press release about this launch
Dr Mels Barton talks about Kauri Rescue, how you can join the team and what you can do to limit the spread of dieback in our new video on Vimeo. Check this out now
Kauri Rescue will host a public hui in the Waiatarua Community Hall at 7pm on Thursday 31 August 2017 to support people living with kauri trees and enable those who don’t have their own kauri to help others keep their trees healthy.
Dr Nick Waipara will give practical advice on how to keep your kauri healthy, whether or not you have kauri dieback disease. Kauri Rescue Ambassadors Ngaire and Peter will also share their experience of treating their own trees with phosphite as part of the Kauri Rescue pilot trial.
Our engagement with community has found that many people are unsure of how to determine if their trees are healthy and even if they are, people are unclear of how to care for their kauri to limit the risk of them being susceptible to dieback disease. This Hui will give you key information and valuable resources on how to care for kauri – your own or your neighbours.
Come and visit the Kauri Rescue stand at the MaCahon Kauri Project, on Sunday August 6 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaborative project to both fund raise and regenerate kauri growth, six hundred disease free 'McCahon kauri' saplings will be available to purchase at a free Kauri Community Day on 6 August in Titirangi at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The saplings are available to order now directly from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 817 6148.
If you don't have room for a tree in your backyard, you can be a sponsor and the tree will be provided to a suitable home and you will receive a commemorative numbered booklet about the project.
The trees are $50 each and in keeping with their legacy, they will be released as a 2017 limited edition. Each tree will be accompanied by a booklet, recording its unique edition number, along with information about its heritage, and how to plant and care for the sapling.
Public discussion from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Kauri Community day also features talks by Dr Nick Waipara, Principal Biosecurity Advisor, Auckland Council and Kauri Rescue team member; Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, a former McCahon House artist-in-resident and biodynamic gardener; and Julia Waite, curator of Freedom & Structure, a painting show currently touring New Zealand which includes McCahon's French Bay and Kauri paintings
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaboration between:
McCahon House Trust; Te Kawerau a Maki; The Kauri Project; Auckland Biosecurity; Auckland Botanic Gardens
Download the latest newsletter to keep you up to date with our activities.
In this issue:
Do you have Kauri on your property?
Showcasing Kauri Rescue
Introducing Plant & Food's Dr. Linley Jesson
Kauri Rescue in the media - in West Auckland
Our next event - 'Caring for Your Kauri' Hui
Conversations with our pilot group
News in Brief
Download the first edition of our Kauri Rescue newsletter - which will be produced three times each year.
In this March issue:
Introducing the project & find out about the launch.
Pilot study gets underway in Titirangi.
Meet the Kauri Rescue Team.
Have your say.
Kauri RescueTM otherwise known as Community Control of Kauri Dieback: Tiaki Kauri is engaging the public to refine a new citizen science tool for the treatment of Kauri Dieback Disease, which is affecting many kauri forests in northern New Zealand. The project team is recruiting private landowners to work alongside scientists to treat their own trees by injecting a compound called Phosphite which has shown great promise in scientific trials.
On Saturday March 4, Dr Ian Horner, Lee Hill, Dr Marie McEntee and eight community members from Titirangi gathered at a resident's property to begin the Kauri Rescue pilot trial. At the practical workshop Ian introduced the pilot group to the process of treating their trees with Phosphite. The group will now treat their own trees and record their observations and they will also assist the Kauri Rescue science team to fine tune the project participants' field manual before it is more widely released in the second phase of the project that will begin in April.
The pilot group, who have trees on their properties with confirmed kauri dieback disease were relieved to be finally engaged in attempting to halt the devastating effect of dieback. Over the next three weeks they will inject their trees with phosphite and make initial observations as a first important step in participating in this trial.
If you would like to become a participant in the Phase 2 trials, please contact us using our contact form on the website. The Kauri Rescue project will also shortly expand beyond Titirangi to Northland and the Coromandel and updates will be posted here as this occurs.
Stay up to date with the latest Kauri Rescue project news on our Newsreel page.