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Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease
Pest plants, pest animals or plant diseases
We implement pest management programmes for specific types of pests.
We need your help to report pests that are targeted for eradication or progressive containment by the council across the region and on Aotea / Great Barrier.
See the list of pests we control in the
Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP).
For information on all pests in Auckland, see Tiaki Tāmaki Makaurau.
Report your pest problem to us online
If you see a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease, you can report it to us online.
Tell us the details, upload a picture and we will respond to your enquiry within five working days.
09 301 0101.
To report a nuisance caused by a domesticated animal, call us on
When to contact Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for managing exotic pests when they enter our country.
If you see an exotic pest, or have information on them, notify (MPI) on 0800 80 99 66.
You can also visit the
MPI pest search to see if the pest is known to be in New Zealand.
From time to time, MPI will identify threats from new pest species. When there is a threat, they will lead a national response to prevent the new pest from establishing.
Pest seaweed - exotic caulerpa
The pest seaweed, exotic caulerpa, has been found off Aotea / Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island and Kawau Island.
It is important you:
report sightings to MPI
- keep your boat and gear clean
- know the restrictions on anchoring, movement of vessels and fishing in the area.
For more information, see the
Ministry for Primary Industries or
|How to dispose of weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-dispose-weeds.aspx||How to dispose of weeds||You need to be careful when disposing of weeds. Check which transfer stations accept green waste or have a garden company collect the weeds you removed.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Prevent pests from spreading||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/prevent-pests-from-spreading.aspx||Prevent pests from spreading||Prevent pests from spreading by checking and cleaning your vehicle and gear after visiting a site with pests and before visiting an island.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|How we control pests||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-pests.aspx||How we control pests||We select pest control methods depending on the species and site. These may include traps, shooting, or toxins.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Identify pest animals||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-pest-animals.aspx||Identify pest animals||Identify the pest before you start pest control.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Identify weeds||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-weeds.aspx||Identify weeds||Identify weeds before you remove them. Use our pest search or check other weed databases. ||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Protect our kauri trees||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/protect-trees-disease/protect-our-kauri-trees||Protect our kauri trees||Kauri trees are under the threat of kauri dieback disease. Find out which tracks are currently open or closed and how we can work together to protect our trees.||aspx|