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

Moth plant a menace to bush and butterflies

This invasive South American vine is also known as kapok vine, mothvine, milkvine, milk weed, wild choko vine, and cruel plant. It’s been been cultivated throughout New Zealand, but has naturalised in warmer parts of the country and is beginning to spread quickly. It’s most distinctive feature is…    Read More