Working together to protect New Zealand

Welcome to Weedbusters

Weedbusters is about working together to stop weedy plants taking over New Zealand's amazing natural areas - and you can help!

Weedy plants are one of the greatest threats to New Zealand’s parks, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, wetlands and alpine areas.  Many of these weeds 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 – but they can’t do it on their own. 

Check out what you can do to help stop the spread of these invasive plants - you can make a big difference!

Latest Article

Watch out for woolly nightshade

This capsicum-smelling South American invader has made itself right at home in the northern areas of New   Zealand and is seeking to expand its territory further down the country wherever it can find a climate pocket that suits!  It can grow to 10m tall, and has soft stems and large, velvety…    Read More