Jobs for Nature - Weed Free Te Tai Poutini

01 February 2023
Development West Coast
The Weed Free Te Tai Poutini project continues to deliver successful outcomes not only for the environment but also for the people involved in the mahi.

The work teams are committed to delivering on the DOC weed control strategies, targeting highly invasive weeds and surveying beyond known infestations. The teams are also guided by the West Coast Regional Council’s Regional Pest Management Plan on private land.

The project supports various community-backed initiatives, including Wadeson Island rehabilitation, Ross conservation reserve, the West Coast Wilderness Trail, and other public walkways.

MBC Environmental Ltd have been contracted to deliver the work under the guidance of a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that involves regional DOC staff, the West Coast Regional Council Biosecurity Coordinator and DWC. The quality and sustainability of weed control work undertaken has been outstanding, with the MBC teams benefiting from project-provided training.

Weed Free Te Tai Poutini Project (2022/2023)

  • 4,600 ha of weed surveillance and/or required control completed.
  • 49,352 hrs of paid work/training undertaken