3 Jul 2018

Kauri dieback in Waipoua forest a 'tragedy' - scientist

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 3 July 2018

A former biosecurity manager for the Auckland Council is horrified by the widespread presence of kauri dieback in a Northland forest. The levels of the disease in the Waipoua forest are so severe that scientists say the giant Tane Mahuta, thought to be from 2,00 to 4,000 years old, could be dead in a year. Jack Craw set up Auckland's kauri dieback survey in 2010 and has been keeping a close eye on the state of Waipoua.