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Myrtle rust is a fungal disease affecting New Zealand’s native Myrtaceae family. More than 60 million Myrtaceae seeds have been collected for long term storage to future proof these plants from the diesease. Technical Threats Advisor Jacqui Bond has been working on the collection of seed from populations of 37 threatened species around the country.

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Staff on Great Barrier Island/Aotea were recently given a helping hand by Auckland Botanic Gardens staff, to identify native plants and collect seeds to help mitigate the impact of myrtle rust.

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2017 has been a big year for DOC and conservation. We look back at some of our stories over the year.

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From the rugged west coast beaches, to the majestic kauri forest and the picture-perfect white sand vistas, Northland is a draw card for nature and summer lovers. Wherever your Northland adventure may take you, follow these tips to help protect our taonga.

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As you’re lying under your favourite pohutukawa tree this summer look out for myrtle rust.

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