Myrtle Ora

Research on the health of our Myrtaceae plants and their forests.

Mobilising for Action

Focusing on the human dimensions of forest health management, specifically kauri dieback and myrtle rust.
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Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts

Developing standardised measures to quantify the impact both kauri dieback and myrtle rust are having on the wider ecosystem.
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Combating Pathogen Risk Using Genomics

To protect our native and production ecosystems from the invasion of new pathogens, rapid assessments of the potential impact of identified and unidentified pathogens are…
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Te Whakahononga

In an unprecedented effort to save some of the most immense lifeforms on the planet, the Te Whakahononga programme is fostering a multi-disciplinary collaboration which…
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Integrated Surveillance

A hapū-centric surveillance framework that focuses on the holistic health of the forest.
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Host, Pathogen & Environment

Looking at the role environmental factors play on disease expression and severity, pathogen spread and establishment, as well as investigating plant pathogen genomes.
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Oranga – Wellbeing

Te mauri o te rakau, te mauri o te ngahere, te mauri o te tangata: Mātauranga Māori based solutions for kauri dieback and myrtle rust.
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Conservation & Restoration

Ensuring susceptible plant species survive myrtle rust and kauri dieback.
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Whakawātea Riha Rāwaho

Māori solutions to biosecurity threats may be the key to combating the serious fungal disease myrtle rust.
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Control, Protect, Cure

This theme will incorporate research from across Ngā Rākau Taketake, with an emphasis on novel tools and approaches. 
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Myrtle rust display table

How Did Konini Primary Celebrate Matariki?

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Strengthening connections through taonga pūoro

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