No significant news to report today.
Ground teams in Kerikeri have completed inspections of the areas extending 500m out from the two confirmed positive sites.
The situation remains that there are still just two known infected properties. The initial nursery in Kerikeri where the myrtle rust incursion was first detected and a neighbouring residential garden.
All other suspected finds that were sampled have tested negative for myrtle rust. This includes a sample from a nursery in south Auckland.
Today field personnel have partnered with local iwi to mount intensive inspections of coastal areas close to Kerikeri for signs of the fungal disease.
The public message remains - if you believe you have seen signs of myrtle rust - DO NOT TOUCH IT or the plant - take a photo of the rust and the plant. Call MPI on 0800 80 99 66.
Full information is at www.mpi.govt.nz/myrtlerust.