The total number of properties infected with myrtle rust is 41 nationally.
- 35 in Taranaki
- 4 in Northland
- 2 in Waikato (King Country).
MPI's focus, along with the Department of Conservation (DOC), is containing the spread of infection while it continues to be found in a relatively discrete geographical area.
MPI reminds gardeners that if they have recently bought myrtle species plants – for example, pōhutukawa, ramarama, mānuka, Lilly Pilly, feijoa – they should check these plants for any signs of the disease.
No updates will be issued over the weekend unless there is a significant new development.