The Citizens combating kauri dieback project team launched Kauri Rescue in 2017. The team engaged community volunteers, attended community events, established a website, logo and bumper stickers, achieved huge mainstream and social media coverage and started a newsletter. They completed a community survey with 350-plus participants and trained a pilot group. Community feedback was incorporated into treatment protocols and they conducted surveys measuring public perceptions of control measures for kauri dieback to collect baseline data. An instructional manual and videos were created, showing how to apply phosphite treatment to infected kauri.
This programme's bringing together a wide-range of people to help save our iconic kauri tree.…