Gorse (RPMP 2018)


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Gorse (RPMP 2018)

Thicket of gorse bushes.

Gorse is subject to a Sustained Control programme as part of the Regional Pest Management Plan 2018 (RPMP).

Land occupiers with gorse on their property are required to destroy all broom plants within 10 m of adjacent property boundaries, before they produce seed, where the adjacent property is free of gorse.

In the Waima/Ure, Upper Wairau and Upper Awatere areas of Marlborough, Council has defined broom Control Zones and/or Containment areas. Occupiers are required to destroy gorse plants as defined in the Regional Pest Management Plan 2018.

Flowering gorse with yellow petals.

Other links

Go to the RPMP 2018 page

Go to the Smart Map showing RPMP Control Zones and Containment Areas

Go to the Smart Map showing occupier obligations

Go to the Smart Map of recorded gorse distribution

Go to the AgPest website for further information, control tips and images

See how this programme is tracking