Pest management plan

The Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan operative.

We are responsible for providing regional leadership in pest management in the Canterbury region.

Our approach is driven primarily by our Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan 2018-2038 (PDF File, 10.56MB) and the Biosecurity Act 1993. 

The Plan is a key component of our wider biosecurity programme and provides the regulatory requirements for priority pests across the region.

You can access background documents, and planning maps below that can also be viewed via Canterbury Maps.

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The Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been developed and is under review.

Public notification

The Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been publicly notified.


Submissions to the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan closed on 3 July 2017.


Hearings commenced on 11 September 2017 - 22 September 2017.


Council adopted these recommendations at a Council Meeting on 15 March 2018.


Council's decision was publicly notified on 21 March 2018 and the appeals period has closed.


Council has made the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan operative from 1 July 2018.

Current stage


Previous stages


Submissions on the Proposal are now closed.  View the supporting documents below. 

Proposal for the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan is separated into 3 parts.

Proposal for the Canterbury RPMP 2017-2037 - PART 1 (PDF File, 6.14MB)

Proposal for the Canterbury RPMP 2017-2037 - PART 2 - Maps (PDF File, 9.18MB)

Proposal for the Canterbury RPMP 2017-2037 - PART 3 - Maps cont. (PDF File, 16.15MB) 

A public notice advising of the notification of the Proposal has been inserted into the five daily newspapers in Canterbury.

An economic analysis of the proposal was undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Biosecurity Act. This compares the costs and benefits of the proposed options and provides an assessment of the economic efficiency. It also considers who will benefit from each programme, whose action (or inaction) may exacerbate the problem and the administrative efficiency of alternative funding sources.

An Assessment of the Proposal for the Canterbury Regional Pest Management Plan has been undertaken against requirements in Sections 70 and 71 of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Many stakeholder groups and organisations across Canterbury have been involved in developing the Proposal, including commenting on the discussion document released in 2015 and participating in stakeholder meetings where aspects of the Proposal were discussed. See Stakeholder Engagement Summary here.


Apiculture New Zealand
Ashburton District Biodiversity Working Group
Ashton, J
Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
Banks Peninsula Marine Farmers Group
Beatson, J
Bennett, C and G
Bielski, P
Bleasdale, C
BRaid - Braided River Aid
Browne, G
Canterbury Chilean Needle Grass Pest Management
Castle Hill Community Association
Chilean Needle Grass National Steering Group
Christchurch City Council
Christchurch International Airport Ltd
Conway Flat Biodiversity Group
Couch, R
Crowe, M
Davies, M
Demeter, J
Eggers, J
Federated Farmers
Forest and Bird
Frank, H
Gibson, B
Goldring, M
Heale, T
Howard, T
Hurunui District Council
Hurunui Nassella Liaison Committee
Hyde, D
Johnstone, R
Kennedy, A
KiwiRail Holdings Limited (KiwiRail)
Kurow Pest Liason Committee
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
Langen, H
Ledgard, N
Loxton, G
Loxton, G and Scott, D
Mackenzie Basin Wilding Tree Trust
Marlborough District Council
McDonald, F
McNeill, S
Meridian Energy Limited
Ministry of Education
Morgan Foundation
Mueller, T
Neal, K
New Zealand Beekeeping Incorporated
New Zealand Defence Force
Port Hills Park Trust Board and Mt Vernon Park Management Committee
Predator Free New Zealand Trust
QEII National Trust
Ravensdown Limited
Rayonier Matariki Forests
Richardson, P
Ross, F B
Rural Advocacy Network
Seddon, C
Selwyn District Council
Seymour, P - redacted*
Simpson, D
Spencer, F
Springford, O - redacted*
Stackhouse Farm Ltd
Summit Road Society Inc.
Taylor, R
Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Te Tihi o Rauhea Hanmer Springs Conservation Trust
Timaru District Council
Trees for Bees
Trees for Bees and Little, R
Turnbull, H
Waiake Forestry Ltd
Waimakariri District Council
Waimakariri Ecological and Landscape Restoration Alliance (WELRA)
Wainui Station and Viewfield
*Parts of some submissions have been redacted to be made publicly available on this website. If you wish to view the full submission please request a copy from the submitter.


Submitters documents


There were no applications to the high court made on the CRPMP.