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Source: Environment Canterbury Regional Council

Multi-agency effort

The weed control strategy has been running for several years now with input from many stakeholders, including Boffa Miskell, Toitū Te Whenua | Land Information New Zealand, Department of Conservation, Marlborough District Council, the Kaikōura Water Zone Committee, and us.

“It’s a great example of cross-agency collaboration alongside landowners, getting some great results for the wider catchment, for biodiversity, for on-farm benefits with reduced ‘agriculture weeds’, for recreational and amenity benefits and water quality benefits,” Jodie said to those in attendance.

“Given the enormity of the Waiau Toa/Clarence catchment and the pest and weed issues that are present, working collectively is a smart and effective way to operate. Bigger bangs for the buck and many hands make light work, as they say.

“These issues won’t go away with a one-man band approach,” she said.