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Regional Council funding

Dune Planting At Hukuwai Beach OpotikiManagement of most pests is the responsibility of the landowners. However, in some cases the Regional Council can provide the following funding:

  • The Biodiversity Programme provides funding and technical assistance to landowners and community groups for pest control on land with high ecological values. 

  • The Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF) can fund pest control on public land

  • Targeted pest control may be carried out on particular pests in a specific area, such as Asiatic knotweed around Rotorua.

Wild KiwifruitDiscover how the Regional Council’s collaboration with New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. has significantly reduced wild kiwifruit in the case study – Many hands need to control wild kiwifruit.