23 September 2019
LGOIMA No. 8140005528
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Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987
Kauri dieback management
I refer to your email received on 3 September 2019, requesting information on Auckland
Council’s involvement in kauri dieback management.
The specific details of your request and our response is below:
1. What is the history of the council’s awareness of kauri dieback’s spread across
Aotearoa New Zealand?
2. What is the history of council’s approach to fighting kauri dieback?
3. What is the council’s estimation of the extent of damage done by kauri dieback?
Please refer to the three reports presented to the Environment and Community Commit ee of
Auckland Council in December 2017, February 2018 and April 2018 which are available at
this OneDrive link.
Also included is a recent memo presented to the commit ee in June 2019, which provides an
update on kauri dieback management actions undertaken in the Waitākere and Hunua
Ranges Regional Parks, and the council’s wider kauri dieback programme.
4. At any point did an entity, governmental or non-governmental, advocate for
keeping parks containing kauri open against the advice of experts?
to the April 2018 report to the Environment and Community Committee
provides a summary of the public feedback on the proposal to close the Waitākere Ranges
Regional Park. This includes a range of views from community groups, individuals and
recreational users of the park on track closures.
You can also find some examples of the public input provided to the Environment and
Community Commit ee in December 2017 and April 2018 on these matters in the minute
attachments at the link below
December 2017 - Public Input: Kauri Dieback management
April 2018 - Public Input: Kauri Dieback
If you feel that we have not responded adequately to your request, you have the right to
seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how
to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802
602.If you have any further queries, please contact me on (09) 301 0101 quoting LGOIMA
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