Watch out for Myrtle Rust

17/09/2018 3:41pm

Myrtle Rust has been found in our region, so we need you to be vigilant in helping contain the spread of this plant disease which could infect many of our native plants including ramarama and pōhutukawa.

If you see anything that looks like myrtle rust in your garden, contact the Ministry for Primary Industries hotline on 0800 80 99 66. 

Don’t mix suspected infected material up with your green waste as it must go into the general chute at the transfer station, not the green waste chute. This will enable it to be buried which will help prevent spread. You’ll find more info, including a myrtle rust identification guide at mpi.govt.nz/myrtlerust.