Common name: Salvinia
Botanical name: Salvinia molesta
Management programme: National Interest Pest Response led by Biosecurity New Zealand (a business unit of the Ministry of Primary Industries).
An infestation of the invasive aquatic weed salvinia (Salvinia molesta) was detected mid-March 2023 at the old Waihī Beach reservoir. Biosecurity New Zealand is working on this with Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, AsureQuality, Ngāti Tara Tokanui and Te Whānau a Tauwhao.