11 Oct 2019

Research could find answers to kauri dieback and myrtle rust

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:10 pm on 11 October 2019

A University of Canterbury researcher has won a fellowship to save kauri from dieback, and look into how myrtle rust attacks.

Dr Volker Nock has been awarded $800,000 in funding over the next five years to study the fungal diseases damaging our native plants. He explains his work.

A large Kauri tree on the side of the road on the way to one of the many track entrances to the Waitakere Forest.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

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