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

Warkworth Amnesty Bags HEAPS of weeds

Weedbusting in Warkworth is on a roll, with weekend weed amnesties and weeding bees being run by locals as part of their ‘War on Weeds’ initiative.  Bins funded by Rodney Local Board of the Auckland Council were provided at the Warkworth Showgrounds, and council staff and keen Weedbusters were…    Read More