Find out about current and upcoming weed and pest control work

Effective pest management depends on collaboration. We consult with a range of interested groups when planning control programmes, including neighbouring landowners, district and regional councils, iwi, advocacy groups, and the local community.

Before undertaking any control work, we notify the public by:

  • putting up signs near the affected area
  • publishing notices in local newspapers
  • broadcasting notices local radio
  • posting information on this website.

Most of our control work is weather dependent, so advertised dates may change at short notice. We try to avoid carrying out any spraying on weekends or during public holidays.

The table below provides detailed information about our aquatic weed control work. You can find more information about all our biosecurity programmes in the related content.

Aquatic weed control status for lakes in New Zealand as at 18 December 2017

Control SiteScheduled date of control:Is this site safe to use today?Treatment was completed on:The site is safe to use from:
Lake Ōkareka    
Boyes Beach4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
Acacia Bay4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
     
Lake Rotoiti    
Gisborne Point6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Te Ruato Bay6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Whangamoa Drive6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Ōkere Inlet 6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Te Ti Bay6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Okawa Bay6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Kakaho Bay6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
Te Ārero Bay6 Dec 2017Y6 Dec 20177 Dec 2017
     
Lake Rotorua    
Kawaha Point5 Dec 2017Y5 Dec 20176 Dec 2017
     
Lake Tarawera    
Boat Shed Bay4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
Otumutu Lagoon/Humphries Bay4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
Kōtukutuku Bay/The Landing4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
Stoney Point4 Dec 2017Y4 Dec 20175 Dec 2017
     
Lake Karapiro    
Karapiro Domain to Keeley's Recreation Reserve12 Dec 2017Y12 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
Moana Roa Reserve to Pairere Ski Lanes13 Dec 2017Y13 Dec 201714 Dec 2017
Epworth Retreat / Findlay Park to Little Waipa Domain15 Dec 2017Y15 Dec 201716 Dec 2017
Last Updated: 18 December 2017