The National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) is a cooperative agreement between the Nursery and Garden Industry Association, regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities.
All plants on the NPPA are unwanted organisms under the Biosecurity Act 1993. These plants cannot be sold, propagated or distributed in New Zealand.
See the NPPA website for more information or to search for pest plants.
To report suspected pests or disease in animals, plants, fish or bees call the Ministry for Primary Industries on phone: 0800 80 99 66.
Alternatively you can call Marlborough District Council's Biosecurity officers on phone: 03 520 7400.
Plant Me Instead
Plant Me Instead is a brochure on replacement plants for weedy species in your garden. This is the West Coast Nelson/Marlborough version.
It is a joint initiative by Marlborough District Council, Department of Conservation, Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, West Coast Regional Council, Kaikoura District Council and Weed Busters.
Hard copies are available at Council Customer Service Centres and Marlborough District Libraries.
Get rid of a weed, plant me instead!
Many of the weedy species that are invading and damaging our natural areas are ornamental plants that have 'jumped the fence' from gardens and gone wild.
It costs councils, government departments and private landowners millions of dollars, and volunteers and community groups thousands of unpaid hours, to control these weeds every year.
This Plant Me Instead booklet profiles the environmental weeds of greatest concern to those in your region who work and volunteer in local parks and reserves, national parks, bush remnants, wetlands and coastal areas. Suggestions are given for locally-sold non-weedy species, both native and non-native, that can be used to replace these weeds in your garden.
We hope that this booklet gives you some ideas on what you can do in your own backyard to help protect New Zealand’s precious environment.
See the Weedbusters website for further information, control tips and images.