Use this site to find out where myrtle rust is, what it looks like and what you can do if you find it in New Zealand
Your help is vital to our long-term myrtle rust management and research projects. A form for long-term monitoring is now available!
Research is vital to help us understand the impact of myrtle rust on our myrtle plants.
Myrtle rust is widely distributed across the North Island and in the north and west of the South Island. This timeline tracks its spread across the country, and efforts to manage the disease and safeguard New Zealand’s myrtles.
Learn about the science and research happening to better understand myrtle rust in New Zealand.
Get advice on how to manage or remove myrtle rust on your property if you find it.
Monitoring myrtle rust in native forests - first study.