New Zealand: Where myrtle rust has been found

Myrtle rust continues to be an issue in New Zealand. 988 infected properties have been reported since May 2017.

  • Northland - There are 41 sites/properties in Northland with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Kerikeri.
  • Taranaki - There are 288 sites/properties in Taranaki with confirmed infection. Most of these are in New Plymouth and Waitara.
  • Waikato - There are 121 sites/properties in the Waikato region with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Otorohanga and the Taupo district.
  • Bay Of Plenty - There are 210 sites/properties in the Bay of Plenty with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Te Puke, Bethlehem and Tauranga.
  • Auckland - There are 198 sites/properties in the Auckland region with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Remuera.
  • Wellington - There are 60 sites/properties in the Wellington region with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt.
  • Manawatu-Whanganui - There are 27sites/properties in the Manawatu region with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Fielding.
  • Tasman - There are 26 sites/properties in the Tasman region with confirmed infection. Most of these are in Collingwood, Patons Rock and Pohara.
  • Gisborne - There are 3 sites/properties in the Gisborne district with confirmed infection. These sites are all at the Northern tip of the East Cape.
  • Marlborough - There are 8sites/properties in the Marlborough district with confirmed infection.
  • Nelson - There are 5 sites/properties in Nelson with confirmed infection.

For more information, see the myrtle rust update from the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand.


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