Gisborne District Council's regional pest management plan and operational plan provide for the assessment, management and/or eradication of pest plants and animals in the Gisborne district.
It includes monitoring plans and work programmes for identified locations:
- Eradication programme for rook and mediterranean fanworm and 14 pest plants.
- Progressive containment programme for mosquito fish and 19 pest plants including holly leaved senecio, moth plant, variegated thistle and woolly nightshade.
- Sustained control programme for Argentine and Darwin's ant, feral goats, hare, possum. feral plague rabbit and 10 pest plants including blackberry, pampas, ragwort, and variegated thistle.
- Site led programme for 15 pest animals including feral cat, magpie, rabbit, rat, stoat, wasp and weasel and 16 pest plants including agapanthus, phoenix palm, privet, and common ivy.