Myrtle Rust (MR) Stakeholder Update

Latest information

The number of new finds since 16 February brings the total number of infected properties to 304.

Myrtle Rust (MR) Stakeholder Update
This update includes key information from the situation reports (SITREPs) from both Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Department of Conservation (DOC).

Red text below indicates new information since the 16 February 2018 update.

For information about this update, contact MR2017_Liaison@mpi.govt.nz

Background Myrtle rust (MR) was confirmed in New Zealand in 2017:

  • 28 November – Wellington
  • 21 November – Auckland
  • 12 June – Bay of Plenty
  • 21 May – Waikato
  • 17 May – Taranaki
  • 3 May – Northland

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