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

Restored wetland an amazing visual gift to the community

A once tired, damaged wetland near Otaki is now bursting with birdlife and native plants thanks to Graham and Patricia Booth’s efforts to restore it to its former glory. In 2001 the Booths bought 8 hectares of land north of Otaki on State Highway One for their retirement, but they weren’t…    Read More