We all know that our trips around the country can get a bit muddy, and there are constant reminders of the possibility of us transmitting plants, diseases and pests to places where they don’t currently exist – weeds, kauri dieback, didymo, and of course the island sanctuaries that are predator free.

So all of us need to be constantly aware of the risks around us :

  • Clean and dry boots thoroughly
  • Clean and dry gaiters thoroughly
  • Clean and dry walking poles
  • Ensure packs are clean and free of plant material between trips
  • Photo - Fay Zhong