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Figure 1: Various stages of myrtle rust infection on myrtle plants in New Zealand. Images (a), (b) and (c) by Peter de Lange/pjd1 via iNaturalist (CC0) and image (d) by jacqui-nz via iNaturalist (CC BY-NC 4.0).
- May 24, 2021
Myrtle Rust in Kaipara
The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered within the boundaries of the Taharoa Domain.
An inspection of recent young Pōhutakawa deliveries to the Domain for upcoming planting has found 7 trees presenting with Myrtle Rust. We have discussed our options with the Department of Conservation who are leading the threatened plant recovery response to Myrtle Rust.
Myrtle rust can infect hundreds of species in the plant family Myrtaceae, which in New Zealand includes mānuka, pōhutukawa, rātā and kānuka. Once established on a host tree or shrub, it destroys new growth and soft tissues, in some cases, eventually killing the plant.
The disease arrived in New Zealand in 2017 and has now been found across most of the North Island and localised areas of the upper South Island.
- June 16, 2021
An community planting session is happening at Mangawhai Community Park on Saturday 26 June.Read more
- June 10, 2021
An extensive pest plant removal programme, the creation of an extra parking area, and restoration and revegetation with thousands of native plants, and moreRead more
- May 19, 2021
The Kaipara Kai Hub team have been in the news a lot recently with all their peanut trial mahi!Read more
Lake Taharoa clean up discovers lost treasures and rubbish
- April 15, 2021
A friendly reminder to take only photos and leave only footprints at the Taharoa Domain when exploring the wonderful jewel of Kaipara.Read more
- April 06, 2021
Our Parks team and local contractors Turf Tamer recently completed work by the Kaiwaka River (north eastern side of the bridge).Read more
Historic Daring schooner approved to berth temporarily next to Mangawhai Museum
- April 01, 2021
Kaipara District Elected Members have voted in favour of a proposal to temporarily store the 157-year-old ship the Daring next to the Mangawhai Museum.Read more
- April 06, 2021
Work will begin again at the Mangawhai Community Park after the Easter break.Read more
Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance
- February 17, 2021
Nets have been set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance. If you're swimming, boating or kayaking on the lake, please keep out of the areas marked on the map during the operational periods.Read more
Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up
- February 09, 2021
Kaipara District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development in its Long Term Plan (LTP) and is asking the community if they agree.Read more
- January 29, 2021
The Kaihu Valley Trail is one section of the Ancient Kauri Trail that will be developed in stages and eventually link Ōmāpere, on the Hokianga Harbour, to the Mangawhai Coast.Read more
No pets allowed at Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain
- January 13, 2021
The beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain have proved popular over the last few weeks with a huge number of people visiting. The Kaipara District Council team jointly manage the area with Te Kuihi and Te Roroa, alongside Northland Regional Council and Department of Conservation, and together we work hard to ensure this precious place is protected, while still being enjoyed by many holidaymakers.Read more
- December 22, 2020
- December 16, 2020
Kaiwaka footbridges will form part of the Kaiwaka walking and cycling network and will reduce severance caused by the state highway and rivers.Read more
- December 15, 2020
If you want your berm looking immaculate it’s OK to mow it yourself if you want to.Read more
- December 09, 2020
Our parks team and contractors have been busy installing the new picnic tables around Mangawhai.Read more
Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update
- December 02, 2020
See the results from surveys and events we've undertaken recently as part of our Long Term Plan.Read more
Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi
- November 30, 2020
Summer is coming and so are all our visitors. It’s the busiest time of the year for the Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi area, and we need you to help us look after this beautiful gem.Read more
- November 16, 2020
From the end of this month Pearson Street Reserve will be closed to vehicles all year round.
- November 16, 2020
How can we make Northland more accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, migrants, or families with young children?
Work progresses in Kaipara under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package
- February 16, 2021
Work is progressing at pace, as a result of $2.87m recently allocated to Kaipara District from the Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package. A total of $9.32 million is allocated across Northland. The funding package through the Provincial Growth Fund is providing urgent economic relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by creating immediate work opportunities for local people and businesses.Read more