Results from the first long-term kauri health monitoring survey undertaken by Auckland Council in 2021, reveal the distribution of the Phytophthora agathidicida (kauri dieback) pathogen is limited to localised areas on the periphery of the regional park and is not widespread. “This is encouraging news for our kauri, as is the finding 81% of the population surveyed were considered healthy or had only some signs of stress,” says Councillor Richard Hills. “It’s important we continue our work to protect these iconic taonga from the impacts of disease.”