Weed Free Tai Poutini project

28 September 2021
Development West Coast
A Development West Coast led project, through the Kotahitanga ki te Uru partnership, will provide work for up to 21 people.

Funding from Government's Jobs for Nature programme is enabling an ambitious $3.3m project to eliminate all significant land-based weeds from Westland.

The DWC led project will see workers searching for and removing weeds from approximately 30,000ha of public conservation land from the Taramakau River in the north, to Barn Bay in the south, and from the mountains to the sea.

Weed Free Te Tai Poutini also aims to stop weeds from spreading and taking hold within the western alpine areas of Arthurs Pass National Park.

“This project will protect and enhance the relatively weed-free status of Westland. The project partners will also work on private land to detect potential infestations before they spread to conservation areas,” said Minister Kiri Allan said.

Other Jobs for Nature projects announced:

  • Sustainable Wild Whitebait Fishery
  • Sustaining the South Westland Community
  • Arahura River restoration

Image: Mark Davies (DOC), Minister Kiri Allan, Heath Milne (DWC)

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