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Updated 17 March 2020 2:48pm

Aerial pest plant spraying at Whitireia Coast, Key Native Ecosystem

Posted 22/1/20

An aerial spray operation is planned on a variety of pest plant species on the cliffs and some slopes of Whitireia Park between February to June 2020. The site is one of our Key Native Ecosystems which are important coastal biodiversity areas across our region. This site is currently under threat from invasive, exotic species.

The operation will take place when weather conditions allow, on a week day only and not during school or public holidays. 

The park will remain open during the operation with the exception of Te Onepoto stream track while spraying in adjacent areas takes place. There will also be some restriction to access of cliff tops while spraying occurs on the escarpments.

The herbicide used will be Tordon Brushkiller XT. All sensitive areas such as the ocean and public access routes are well away from the spray zone.

To find out more about this and other pest plant operations, contact us on 0800 496 734 or email pest.plants@gw.govt.nz.