Pest management plans

Each regional council has a pest management plan or strategy which they follow to control and manage pests in their region. You can read the current pest management plans below.

North Island

Auckland

Auckland's Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) sets priorities and goals for managing animal and plant pests in Auckland. Auckland Council are now updating the strategy and turning it into a 10-year plan for the region. The public consultation for the plan is February-March 2018. Auckland Council will evaluate the public feedback alongside technical information, and present the final plan to the council for approval in late 2018 or early 2019.

The current RPMS has been extended and will remain active until a new plan is in place.

Go to the Auckland Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information. 

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has extended the expiry date of the Regional Pest Management Plan 2011-2016. All parts of this Plan remain operative and until 30 September 2018.

The Plan has been extended pursuant to section 100G of the Biosecurity Act 1993 and section 83(19) Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012.

The Regional Pest Management Plan for the Bay of Plenty 2011 - 2016 sets out what Council is trying to achieve through our efforts to manage pest plants and pest animals in the region. It identifies a set of key outcomes that we wish to see achieved, and some high level objectives and rules that need to be followed to help realise the outcomes.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is beginning to develop the next Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP).

The RPMP is developed under the Biosecurity Act and is the key policy document that directs how pests (unwanted organisms such as plants and animals) are managed in the Bay of Plenty.

Go to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Gisborne

The Regional Pest Management Plan provides for the efficient and effective assessment, management and/or eradication of pest plants and animals in the Gisborne district by:

  • minimising the risk of the introduction or dispersal of new pest species;
  • controlling the dispersal of any established pests;
  • controlling pest densities and/or range (including eradication);
  • minimising the adverse effects of pests and pest management on the environment;
  • facilitating the integration of regional pest management with adjoining regional plans and national controls.

Greater Wellington Regional Council

A wide range of pest animals are present throughout the Wellington region; across our urban gardens and reserves, pastoral farmland and the heavily vegetated Regional Parks.

Pest Management Strategy 2002-2022 (RPMS) outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region.

Greater Wellington Regional Council are currently in the process of reviewing their Pest Management Straetgy. The Council will evaluate public feedback gathered during their consultation phase alongside technical information, and present the final plan to the council for approval in late 2018 or early 2019.

Go to the Greater Wellington Regional Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Hawkes Bay

The Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan was available for consultation, 2 February to 16 March 2018.  Submissions on the proposal have now closed and decisions will be made to prepare the final plan.

Go to the Hawkes Bay Regional Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Horizons

Horizons Regional Council Regional Pest Management Plan 2017-2037 outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region.

Northland

Northland Regional Pest Management Strategies 2010-2015 outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region.

Taranaki

The Regional Pest Management Plan for Taranaki outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region.

Waikato

Waikato Regional Pest Management Plan 2014-2024 outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region.

South Island

Canterbury

Environment Canterbury are undertaking a full review of the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan, as required by the Biosecurity Act. 

Currently Environment Canterbury are operating under the Regional Pest Management Strategy (2011-2015). The current review was initiated in 2013 to update the document and prepare for future changes to national legislation. A discussion document was publicly released in December 2015 to outline our suggested approach.

The current Regional Pest Management Strategy represents the full Biosecurity strategy. The Proposal for the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) only focuses on the regulatory side of the programme. The proposal for the RPMP sits alongside and supports our wider Biosecurity programme.

Chatham Islands

The Regional Pest Management Plan for the Chatham Islands outlines a range of management programmes for the pest species of the region. The Strategy will take effect on the date that it is made operative (2008) by the Council in accordance with section 79F of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act). The Strategy will remain in force for 10 years from that date.

Go to the Chatham Islands Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Marlborough

The Council’s current strategy has programmes for 33 plant and four animal species officially declaring them as pests under the Biosecurity Act 1993, because they cause, or have the potential to cause, significant adverse effects on Marlborough’s economy and/or environment.

Otago

The Pest Management Plan for Otago contains objectives, rules and methods for addressing certain plant and animal pests in Otago. The current plan expires in 2019 and we need to write a new ten-year plan. New laws mean there are changes to how regional councils must manage pests. There have also been changes to how a pest management plan must be developed, as well as what needs to be in it. 

Go to the Otago Regional Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Southland

Environment Southland needs a new pest plan to comply with the Government’s National Policy Direction for Pest Management and to ensure we are making the best use of available resources. The current RPMS has been extended and will remain active until a new plan is in place.

Feedback on our discussion document Getting the best from pest management has now closed. We will be considering all this feedback as we prepare a draft plan which will go out for public submission later this year.

Go to the Environment Southland website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

Tasman and Nelson

Nelson-Tasman is in the process of reviewing their Regional Pest Management Plan. 

Go to the Tasman District Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.

West Coast

The West Coast Regional Council has a regional leadership role under the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act), and intends to establish a Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP). The first formal step is notification of the Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan for the West Coast Region for 10 years. The proposed Plan builds on the previous Regional Pest Management Strategy 2010-2015, which is still active until the new plan is in place. 

The West Coast Regional Council is in the process of reviewing their Regional Pest Management Plan. 

Go to the West Coast Regional Council website and search 'Regional Pest Management' for more information.