The Bay of Plenty Regional Pest Management Plan 2020-2030 has been modified.
In accordance with the Environment Court decision of 23 September 2021 resolving the application by Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society Inc, parts of the plan have been amended to:
- Include African club moss, Banana passion fruit, Cape ivy, Cathedral bells, Chilean rhubarb, Chinese fan/windmill palm, Chocolate vine, Coastal banksia, Cotoneaster, Himalayan fairy grass, Male fern, Mile-a-minute, Mistflower, Monkey apple, Moth Plant, Palm grass, Periwinkle, Rough horsetail, Royal fern, Self-propagated Phoenix palm, Strawberry dogwood, Sydney golden wattle and Taiwan cherry in the Sustained Control programme:
- Include Kauri die back disease in the Exclusion programme
- Insert new Rule 5A, and
- Reinstate those advisory plant pests not included in the Sustained Control programme into Appendix 1 Advisory Pests.
The changes to the above parts have been made operative and commence on 7 December 2021.