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Julie Jonker - SecretaryJulie Jonker, Secretary/Coordinator

Julie Jonker is a former dairy farmer now living in Waipu, south of Whangarei. She is chair of the Northland Agricultural Forum and has been part of the Northland RST since 2008.

Board of Trustees

  • Lindsay Wells
    Chair - Horticulture
    Kamo, Whangarei
  • Julie Jonker
  • Libby Jones
    Trustee - Farming, rural health
  • Julie Gregson
    Assistant Co-ordinator - Adverse events
    Kamo, Whangarei
  • Hazel McMillan
    Trustee - Farming
  • Trevor Osbaldiston
    Treasurer - Rural accounting
  • Jim Rhynd Deputy Chair - Farming Tangiteroria

  • Kate Alexander
    Urquharts Bay, Whangarei
  • Louise Giltrap Trustee - Farming Kerikeri

News & Alerts

Myrtle Rust

Kerikeri myrtle rust response –Daily update 11 May 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker

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.

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New NRC Tsumani evacuation Maps

Check your address

Friday, August 25, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker
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Myrtle Rust

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Author: Marcia

Myrtle rust find in new region

MPI Media Release Date: 

A positive detection of myrtle rust has been made in the Waikato region. This new find, along with a further 3 properties in Taranaki, brings the total number of confirmed infected properties to 16 nationally.

People can report any suspected signs of myrtle rust to MPI's Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99 66. Do not touch the rust or the plant. Note the location and take photos of the symptoms and the plant.
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Live Well Farm Well

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Author: Julie Jonker
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