Myrtle rust media releases

A list of media releases issued in 2017 and 2018 on the myrtle rust response.

2018

19 March – Myrtle rust found for first time in Manawatu

27 February – Ban lifted on movement of myrtle rust plants in Taranaki

2017

1 December – Myrtle rust found in Wellington region

27 November – Second myrtle rust find in Auckland

23 November ­– Myrtle rust appears in west Auckland

31 October – Myrtle rust update

8 September – First new myrtle rust find of the spring made in Waikato region

28 June – Myrtle rust operation intensifies in bid to contain the disease

21 June – Myrtle rust update

13 June – Myrtle rust fungus confirmed in Bay of Plenty

9 June – Myrtle rust update 

6 June – Myrtle rust update

2 June – Myrtle rust update

31 May – Myrtle rust update

30 May – Myrtle rust update

29 May – Myrtle rust update

26 May – Myrtle rust update

25 May – Myrtle rust update

23 May – Myrtle rust find in new region

22 May – Myrtle rust response media update

20 May – Myrtle rust response media update

19 May – Myrtle rust response media update

18 May – Myrtle rust response media update

17 May – Myrtle rust appears in Taranaki

15 May – Kerikeri myrtle rust response media update

11 May – Kerikeri myrtle rust response media update

10 May – Kerikeri myrtle rust response media update

9 May – Kerikeri myrtle rust response media update

8 May (pm) – MPI confirms second infected site in myrtle rust outbreak

8 May (am) – Northland myrtle rust infection – still just the one confirmed property

5 May – Large operation underway to fight myrtle rust in Northland

4 May – Response underway following myrtle rust find – Beehive website

4 April – Serious fungal plant disease found on Raoul Island trees

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