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National Pest Plant Accord

Nelson City Council is part of the National Pest Plant Accord (the Accord), a co-operative agreement between regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities, such as Biosecurity NZ / Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) to restrict the breeding and sales of plants that pose a high-risk as weeds.

Nelson City Council is part of the National Pest Plant Accord (the Accord), a co-operative agreement between regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities, such as Biosecurity NZ / Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) to restrict the breeding and sales of plants that pose a high-risk as weeds.

All pest plants listed under the Accord have been declared unwanted organisms under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The aim of such declarations is to prevent the sale, propagation or distribution across the country of these unwanted organisms.

The full list of National Pest Plant Accord plants and photos of individual plants are available in the National Pest Plant Accord booklet, available in the Customer Services Centre, Civic House, or by calling the Environmental Programmes Adviser 03 546 0423.

Learn more about the National Pest Plan Accord.