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.
There are some exceptions to the closure that will include beaches, pasturelands and a limited number of tracks with track surface conditions to a standard that will support the requirements of a Controlled Area Notice imposed under the Biosecurity Act.
In conjunction with mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki, some tracks identified to remain open are conditional on Auckland Council completing additional track improvement work before 1 May 2018. Once this work is complete, a final list of confirmed open tracks will be published on the council’s website.
The current track closures and kauri dieback management measures will remain in place until changes come into effect on 1 May 2018. Further information can be found on OurAuckland.
To find out more about the WHY, WHAT and HOW of Kauri Dieback, click on the links below:
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