Pest management is the control of plants and animals that have a negative impact on our natural environment, which in turn can impact our economy. Pest management is essential to help prevent the spread and impact of pest animals and plants in our region.
Managing plant and animal pests
Find out about our pest management programmes.
Search and identify plant and animal pests in Waitaha/Canterbury.
Report invasive plant or animal sightings
Spotted something unusual? Help protect Canterbury by reporting your sighting.
Wallaby eradication programme
Find out what we are doing to eradicate wallabies from Canterbury/Waitaha.
Wilding pine eradication programme
Find out more about these pest trees and what we and our partners are doing to control them.
Controlling nassella tussock
Learn how to identify, report and control this invasive grass that is spreading in Canterbury.
Help stop the spread of marine pests that pose a major threat to our beautiful coastal waters.
Check, Clean, Dry to stop freshwater pests
Find out how to prevent freshwater weed invasions.
Biosecurity Advisory Groups
Learn how you can support the objectives of pest management in Canterbury
On farm biosecurity
Learn how to protect your farm from introducing new pests onto your land.
- Find out more about weed control in our rivers and drains
- Report wallaby sightings outside the containment zone via the reportwallabies.nz app
- Check out our information on managing gorse and broom
- Check the rules for dealing with aquatic pests
- Sign up to our quarterly biosecurity e-newsletter
- Read the Biosecurity Activities 2022-23 Report (PDF File, 160KB)
- Check the approved Biosecurity Act 1993 Exemption Register (PDF File, 183KB)