Regional Pest Management Strategy
The pest management strategy provides the framework for managing defined pests in the region. It was made operative in March 2013 following the review of the existing Regional Plant Pest and Animal Pest Management Strategy in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 1993, and has effect over the Hawke’s Bay region.
The purpose of the Strategy is to provide for the effective management of pests in the region, in order to:
- Eradicate certain pests;
- Control the spread of some established pests;
- Minimise the adverse and unintended effects of the pests;
- Monitor the presence of pests in the region; and
- Facilitate efficient pest control through a regionally coordinated approach.
Regional Pest Management Plan
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is currently reviewing the way it approaches pest management. The Regional Pest Management Plan review is underway and a discussion document is now available below.
We would appreciate feedback from residents and ratepayers on the best way to continue to manage a wide range of animal, plant and marine pests. The discussion document focuses on key pests and areas that may require new or different approaches. There is also a growing community expectation for a greater focus on protecting our native species and habitats, after several years of pest strategies focusing on agriculture production benefits.
The Regional Pest Management Plan will supersede the current Regional Pest and Phytosanitary Management Strategies both of which can be found here.
Regional Phytosanitary Pest Management Strategy
The strategy, prepared in conjunction with Pipfruit New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers Association and Horticulture NZ, provides the framework for the management of unmanaged pipfruit production sites (abandoned commercial orchards). It therefore provides, in conjunction with pipfruit industry for best practice for the effective management of phytosanitary pests in Hawke’s Bay.