Greater Wellington Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2039 cover shot – Titipounamu (Rifleman) translocation to Zealandia in 2019 after 15 years of pest control in Wainuiomata.
Close your eyes, and picture a region filled with flourishing native plants, flitting birds, crawling insects, and healthy ecosystems. A resilient natural environment around us not just for our native species, but for quality drinking water too.
We’re striving to make this vision a reality, and in order to get there it’s important we build on what we’ve achieved in biosecurity in the past, and keep pests at bay. That’s where the Plan comes in.
The Plan guides us through the next twenty years of pest control. It represents a more connected approach to protecting the most valued spots in the region. It also means more collaborations with organisations, and with you the community, for a better future.
We lead the approach to managing pest animals and plants in our region. This is one of the ways we are protecting te taiao our environment, economy, Māori and our communities.
To do this we have teams of Biosecurity Officers focused on controlling pest animals and pest plants in our region’s Key Native Ecosystems and in other sites. We also work with landowners on their properties and provide advice for people managing pests themselves.
You will see our Biosecurity Officers around the region in our branded vehicles and clothing doing pest control work. Feel free to ask them about their work in the area and what you can do to help.
Find out more about work we’re doing to control pests and information and advice on what you can do.