More government funding for weed control

Regional projects target country's worst weeds.

Regional projects target country's worst weeds.

JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE: One of the weeds targeted logally. Wikipedia image

EXTRA government funds have been made available to help rid the district of invasive weeds.

As part of the Government’s “war on weeds” Gisborne District Council has been given $24,900 to attack moth plant and Japanese honeysuckle.

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said the funding was part of almost an extra $500,000 that would be spent on regional projects to target the country’s worst weeds.

“DOC will fund 10 regional and district councils to do weed control projects in their communities, especially those that target our annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ weeds, identified as doing the most damage by smothering our natural landscapes and destroying the habitats of our native species.

“Invasive weeds threaten our native animals and plants, destroy our unique landscapes, and impact on agriculture and the favourite places we like to visit.

“This extra investment will accelerate and expand the work they are already doing, and enable a regional approach to managing the weeds on the annual ‘ dirty dozen’ list.”

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council was given $30,000 to tackle old man’s beard and banana passionfruit.

EXTRA government funds have been made available to help rid the district of invasive weeds.

As part of the Government’s “war on weeds” Gisborne District Council has been given $24,900 to attack moth plant and Japanese honeysuckle.

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said the funding was part of almost an extra $500,000 that would be spent on regional projects to target the country’s worst weeds.

“DOC will fund 10 regional and district councils to do weed control projects in their communities, especially those that target our annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ weeds, identified as doing the most damage by smothering our natural landscapes and destroying the habitats of our native species.

“Invasive weeds threaten our native animals and plants, destroy our unique landscapes, and impact on agriculture and the favourite places we like to visit.

“This extra investment will accelerate and expand the work they are already doing, and enable a regional approach to managing the weeds on the annual ‘ dirty dozen’ list.”

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council was given $30,000 to tackle old man’s beard and banana passionfruit.

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