Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

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Kauri logging was one of the major industries in early pioneering days of The Coromandel. A lasting reminder of the once-thriving kauri industry are relics of the kauri dams which are visible on various Coromandel walking trails. There are still stands of kauri that were left untouched by the early pioneers and can be seen at relatively short distances from the road. The 6th largest kauri in the country, Tanenui, is growing at Manaia on The Coromandel.
In the past 10 years, kauri dieback has killed thousands of kauri in New Zealand. Human activity involving soil movement - such as on footwear, machinery and equipment - is thought to be the leading cause of the disease spreading. Kauri dieback has been detected on The Coromandel, we need everyone to do their bit by cleaning boots before entering forest areas. Look out for the boot-cleaning kiosks that will help stop the disease - officially known as Phytophthora Taxon Agathis or PTA. www.kauridieback.co.nz

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