Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy

There are many plants and animals in the Tasman-Nelson region that are considered undesirable. The purpose of this Regional Pest Management Strategy (the Strategy) is to provide a framework for efficient and effective pest management in the Tasman-Nelson region so as to:

  • minimise actual and potential unintended effects associated with the organisms identified as pests;
  • maximise the effectiveness of individual pest management action by way of a regionally co-ordinated response.

Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy 2012-2017

The Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy 2012-2017 came into effect on 7 November 2012. It contains relatively few changes to the previous Strategy as the newly amended Biosecurity Act requires a major review to be undertaken over the next two years. The significant changes in the Strategy are:

  • The introduction of European Canker as a Boundary Control Pest;
  • The introduction of Climbing Asparagus as a Progressive Control Pest in part of eastern Golden Bay;
  • A new section on the Biological Control Programme;
  • A new section on Marine Biosecurity.

The maps showing the current distribution of Total Control Pests, Progressive Control Pests and Containment Pests have also been updated.

Due to the large size of this document it has been broken into three sections to be downloaded more easily:

Hard copies of the 2012-2017 Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy can be viewed in the offices and libraries of Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council, or purchased for $25 from Tasman District Council. Enquiries about the strategy should be addressed to the Biosecurity Coordinator