From 1 May 2018, the forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park will be closed to prevent the spread of, and to protect against, kauri dieback disease. Some tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Parks will also be closed.
Auckland Council has worked closely with Te Kawerau-ā-Maki on the closed area and the exceptions for tracks to be kept open, under a Controlled Area Notice.
Auckland Council has worked with mana whenua Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Pāoa and Ngāti Tamaoho, who are supportive of these closures to protect the health of the forest area and the exceptions for tracks to be kept open, under a Controlled Area Notice in the Hunua Ranges/Kohukohunui.
Further information can be found on OurAuckland.
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