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Regional Pest Management Strategy and Operational Plan

The Regional Pest Management Strategy for Marlborough 2012

Council is involved in pest management to varying degrees depending on the extent, spread and costs of management for the various pests. Council’s main method of managing pests has been through developing and implementing a regional pest management strategy. The Regional Pest Management Strategy for Marlborough (Strategy) has been prepared by Council under the Biosecurity Act 1993 and includes pests that have a regional, rather than national significance.

The Council’s current Strategy classifies 33 plant and four animal species as pests, because they cause, or have the potential to cause significant adverse effects on Marlborough’s economy and/or environment.

Individual pests are classified by the Strategy in order to achieve relevant objectives and are grouped into one of the following three main categories;

Total Control Pests - limited distribution and density.  The long-term aim is eradication.

Containment Control Pests - already well-established with the long-term aim being to prevent spread to new areas and reduce density where possible.

Surveillance Pests - monitored for their distribution, spread and impact over the life of the Strategy.

Implementation of the Strategy

The ongoing implementation of the Strategy is directed by an operational plan which provides an outline of the annual work programme and key objectives. The main management methods used by Council to implement the Strategy include;

Monitoring and surveillance, which helps determine what pests exist in Marlborough, the extent they are present and their impacts.  Ongoing monitoring determines whether we are being successful in control.

Information, education and advice is provided to land occupiers, as well as to the wider community, on the best way to control pests. This is done through a variety of means including: direct contact by Council staff, community meetings, rural shows and the distribution of information sheets, etc.

Regulation and rules requiring land occupiers to carry out work to remove some plant and animal pests. The Council helps by preparing and facilitation of programmes that map out target dates and requirements for land occupiers to complete the work.

Direct control is appropriate for a small number of pests that are in low numbers and is carried out by
Council or, in some cases, the Department of Conservation. The eventual aim is to eradicate these pests from Marlborough.

Where Can I See a Copy of the Strategy?

A copy of the Strategy can be viewed below, or in several libraries around central New Zealand, as well as at the Council's offices. Alternatively, request a copy by phoning our Customer Service Centres.

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2012 Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS)

Download Individual Chapters

Chapter Title
  PDF DocumentTable of Contents and Overview (77 Kb)
Part One: PDF DocumentIntroduction and Background (62 Kb)
Part Two: PDF DocumentStatutory Framework (43 Kb)
Part Three: PDF DocumentPest Management Programmes (19 Kb)
  PDF DocumentTotal Control Pests (44 Kb)
  PDF DocumentContainment Control Pests (88 Kb)
  PDF DocumentSurveillance Pests (28 Kb)
Part Four: PDF DocumentManagement and Administrative Provisions (41 Kb)

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Map Title
1-3 PDF DocumentList of Maps and Maps 1-3 (974 Kb)
4-7 PDF DocumentMaps 4-7 (1.7 Mb)
8-10 PDF DocumentMaps 8-10 (917 Kb)

Download Individual Appendices

Appendix Title
1-4 PDF DocumentList of Appendices and Appendices (68 Kb)

Download Whole Document

Includes all above sections  PDF DocumentRegional Pest Management Strategy 2012 (4 Mb)

The Regional Pest Management Strategy and Appendices are in .pdf format. Acrobat Reader will be required to view the contents.

Regional Pest Management Strategy Operational Plans

Council has prepared an operational plan that identifies activities undertaken by the Council in implementing the Strategy through to 2017. Each year, the Operation Plan is reviewed in accordance with suggestions from the annual Operational Plan Report.

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PDF Document. Regional Pest Management Strategy Operational Plan 2013-17 (1.0 Mb)

Previous Years' Operational Plan Reports

Exemption Register

In accordance with Section 78 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, the following exemption has been issued for rules within the Regional Pest Management Strategy for Marlborough (2012):

PDF Document. Exemption Nassella Tussock No. 1/2014 (9 Kb)

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