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

From little things big things grow

When a property in the Motueka Valley came up for sale Lisa Hood knew she had found the place that she could pour her passion for nature into. The property includes a 2.9ha QEII National Trust covenant, protecting one of the most important stands of lowland podocarp forest remaining in the…    Read More