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More hiking trails in Auckland close to prevent the spread of kauri relapse.
Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board announced Monday a number of "vulnerable" tracks and reserves that would close in the Kaipātiki area.
The closures came after it was confirmed that Kauri-dying trees had been infected at Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve at Birkenhead.
Auckland Council Biosecurity manager Phil Brown said that other cowrie in nearby areas also had a risk of the disease.
"Our goal throughout the region is to protect important locations of cowries that do not have the disease, many of which are in the Kaipātiki area," said Brown.
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