Where is myrtle rust?

Use the map below to see where myrtle rust is in New Zealand.

Myrtle rust has been found across most of the North Island and upper areas of the South Island

Areas with myrtle rust infection confirmed at least three times by Biosecurity NZ prior to 30 June 2019 are yellow, orange or red blocks. Red dots are self-identified myrtle rust infections compiled from iNaturalist. 

Green blocks are areas with known myrtle plants confirmed by Biosecurity NZ. Blue dots are myrtle plant locations compiled from iNaturalist observations. 

Please note that not all myrtles in New Zealand are captured on this map and only myrtles that have been identified through the application iNaturalist are listed. You can log your own observations by going to iNaturalist.org

Click the arrow at the top left of the map to access the Legend.