Helping us all protect the region from pests: Developing a Regional Pest Management Plan

Protecting our amazing biodiversity, from backyards to bush reserves, and looking after our unique primary production is everyone’s business. From the chew card by your rubbish bin, treating invasive plants, or setting stoat traps in Queen Elizabeth Park, we want to make sure that the approach we take to pest control has a regional focus and supports all the amazing work that is going on from a national down to a local level. We need to ensure that our goals for protecting both our native species and the places we value, are aligned with your community and iwi values, expectations and needs.

This will go a long way to guarantee we have a robust approach to pest management in the future.

In order to do this we want to understand your priorities for pest management in the region over the next ten years. By understanding your priorities, we can develop a Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) that will guide our pest management activity, give it a regional focus and provide that vital support for the awesome work that happens throughout the region.

We’ve developed a RPMP Discussion Document that details our thinking about what might go into the Regional Pest Management Plan. We haven’t written the plan yet, but have some ideas about the direction we want to take and some changes we might want to make to our current strategy.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can complete the survey below to tell us what you think about the direction we are taking, or, sign up for project updates to stay involved throughout the process.


Please note that feedback on the RPMP Discussion Document (survey below) has been extended and instead of closing on June 30, will now close July 12, 2017.

Protecting our amazing biodiversity, from backyards to bush reserves, and looking after our unique primary production is everyone’s business. From the chew card by your rubbish bin, treating invasive plants, or setting stoat traps in Queen Elizabeth Park, we want to make sure that the approach we take to pest control has a regional focus and supports all the amazing work that is going on from a national down to a local level. We need to ensure that our goals for protecting both our native species and the places we value, are aligned with your community and iwi values, expectations and needs.

This will go a long way to guarantee we have a robust approach to pest management in the future.

In order to do this we want to understand your priorities for pest management in the region over the next ten years. By understanding your priorities, we can develop a Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) that will guide our pest management activity, give it a regional focus and provide that vital support for the awesome work that happens throughout the region.

We’ve developed a RPMP Discussion Document that details our thinking about what might go into the Regional Pest Management Plan. We haven’t written the plan yet, but have some ideas about the direction we want to take and some changes we might want to make to our current strategy.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can complete the survey below to tell us what you think about the direction we are taking, or, sign up for project updates to stay involved throughout the process.


Please note that feedback on the RPMP Discussion Document (survey below) has been extended and instead of closing on June 30, will now close July 12, 2017.

Discussion Feedback Form

We would like your feedback to help us set the future direction of pest management in the greater Wellington region. 

Please answer some or all of the questions below, and provide examples where possible. 

The current Regional Pest Management Strategy can be read here: http://www.gw.govt.nz/biosecurity/