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

Willing hands sought for Wellington sanctuary weedbusting

Trelissick Park in Wellington’s Ngaio Gorge is bursting with birdsong and native plants are flourishing thanks to years of hard graft by the Trelissick Park Group. They want to keep it this way and are keen to recruit a new generation of volunteers to help care for the park. Trelissick Park is…    Read More