The National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) is an agreement with industry to prevent the sale and/or distribution of pest plants where either formal or casual horticulture trade is the most significant way of spreading the plant in New Zealand.
Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana) is an erect, tufted perennial grass of temperate
South American origin which is considered an invasive pest plant in both Australia and
New Zealand. It poses a significant threat to the sustainability of New Zealand’s agricultural
production industries and to the environment.
Pest plants are creating havoc in our natural spaces– bush reserves, coastal areas, and walkways. These are some of the introduced plants which have a habit of spreading widely, growing vigorously and displacing or smothering our own precious native vegetation.
This strategy aims to support effective collaboration between land occupiers, researchers, regulators and communities to address the critical overarching issues facing wilding conifer management. This document is an agreement that provides a shared vision and agreed with responsibilities and actions to support effective wilding conifer management across the country.
The Victorian Gorse Taskforce implements the Victorian Gorse Control Strategy 2014–2019. The strategy aims to raise awareness of the need to control gorse and to support people and communities to reduce gorse across local landscapes. Here you will find links to five educational videos.