Priority Weed Targets

Great progress has been made since 2002 to eradicate the Island of its pest weeds, however it is hugely important that we continue in maintenance mode.  The Island weed effort has come a long way thanks to our enthusiastic volunteers and leaders.  Volunteers are always welcome to help with this task.  Contact 0800 668844 if you wish to become Growsafe qualified or join the weed team.

Below is a listing of some of the weed pests that the Motuihe volunteer weed team are actively eradicating.  

Select weed target for link to description, habitats, flowering time.

Apple of Sodom






Rhamnus/Evergreen Buckthorn

Tobacco Weed/Woolly Nightshade