11 Apr 2018

Waitakere tracks closed, pigs culled to stop kauri dieback

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 11 April 2018

An Auckland Councillor says the decision to close more of the Waitakere Ranges is the only way to stop further spread of kauri dieback disease. From the start of May the park's forested areas will close to the public, with just 44 possible tracks remaining open if they meet standards preventing the spread of the disease. Penny Hulse is a councillor for the Waitakere ward. She tells Guyon Espiner what they'll do to manage the closures.