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Auckland Council

Our regional pest management strategy

Rautaki ā-Rohe Patu Kīrehe Orotā

We aim to identify and control targeted pests so that they no longer pose a threat to our economy, natural biodiversity, health and cultural identity.

Regional Pest Management Strategy 2007-2012

Our Regional Pest Management Strategy (RPMS) sets our priorities and goals for managing animal and plant pests in Auckland.

We are now updating the strategy and turning it into a 10-year plan for the region.

The current RPMS has been extended and will remain active until a new plan is in place.

Objectives of the strategy

The objective of the strategy is to minimise harm to:

  • endangered species
  • species diversity
  • water quality
  • recreation
  • international trade
  • human health
  • soil resources
  • Māori culture
  • primary production.

Who is responsible for managing pests?

Landowners and property occupiers hold the primary responsibility for managing pests.

In areas of high conservation value or where there is serious threat, we undertake control of certain species on behalf of the community.

For more information or assistance, email our Biosecurity team or contact us on 09 301 0101.