You can join the team in a number of ways:
Become a Participant.
If you know or suspect that you have Kauri Dieback on your residential or rural property in Auckland you can join this project. To find out more about this please fill in our form: I want to treat my kauri. Our team members can organise a free assessment of your kauri tree(s) and soil to confirm Kauri Dieback, through your local Council - although alternative testing can be provided, at a cost (see our form for details about this). It is important this testing is undertaken as only sites with confirmed Kauri Dieback can be included in the trial.
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If you do not currently have affected kauri but want to be kept informed of the project and have not yet provided us with your contact information so you can receive our newsletter (through taking part in our online survey), then fill in the newsletter form to indicate you would like to receive our quarterly e-newsletter.
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Show your support / Become a Kauri Rescue Ambassador.
Show your support for this project and our efforts to make significant advances in the management of kauri dieback, by purchasing a Kauri Rescue t-shirt / hat or bag from our online merchandise store. You can also be a Kauri Rescue Ambassador and promote the project in your area or help us with practical work treating and monitoring trees on private land. To find about more about being a Kauri Rescue Ambassador contact us.
The Kauri Rescue project was officially launched on February 9, to a large and enthusiastic audience in Titirangi. Speakers from the Kauri Rescue team outlined the project's aims, and answered a variety of questions from the audience.
It is clear from the feedback received on the night that Waitakere residents are keen to engage and are excited to see that they can make a contribution to rescuing kauri from the devastating dieback disease.
Kauri Rescue is a citizen science initiative, which will see residents with known dieback in their Kauri trees apply phosphite treatment in an effort to protect the tree from the disease. In addition Matauranga Maori solutions will be explored to investigate alternative treatments. A pilot study will begin in late February with about 10 residents who have known dieback on their property and then expand to a wider group of participants in April.
If you are interested in participating please fill in our contact form.
Check out our merchandise, including t-shirts, bags and hats
Link to Stuff's interview with Dr Ian Horner, including some great images of successes with phosphite.
Read the article in Titirangi's community newsletter - The Fringe - calling on Waitekere residents to join the team.
Team members Lee Hill and Nick Waipara have recently been involved in a project to give Kauri a voice. The bleeds on a dieback infected kauri tree were converted to music which was then played by members of the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. View the video.
Nick talks about the Kauri Rescue project and Kauri Dieback.
Download the project's press release detailing this two year National Science Challenge - 'Biological Heritage Challenge' funded project which seeks to empower community members through their active engagement in developing and participating in kauri dieback treatment trials, raising wider awareness and understanding of kauri dieback and its management.
Christmas newsletter from the Challenge announcing six new projects to be funded in 2017 including Kauri Rescue or Community Control for Kauri Dieback: Tiaki mō kauri.
Reporter Simon Smith from the Western Leader writes about the pre-project Kauri Dieback Community Survey undertaken by Marie McEntee, Mels Barton and a team of volunteers in Titirangi
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