"Celebrate Conservation" that was the theme of this year's Conservation Week.
But when it comes to our greatest native, the kauri - there isn't much to celebrate. That's because our kauri are dying of a highly contagious and aggressive disease called 'Kauri Dieback'.
While $85mil was spent saving pine trees from the 'painted apple moth' and $50mil was made available to eradicate the kiwifruit industry's PSA, just $5mil has been spent saving the kauri.
Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha with this report.