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

Project tackles invasive weed around Mount Tarawera

Silver wattle growing around Mount Tarawera is the focus of a new weed control project aimed at restoring and protecting biodiversity. Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC), Department of Conservation (DOC) and Ruawāhia 2B Trust are tackling the invasive tree weed on the lower slopes of Mount…    Read More