Glossary

Approach

There are 3 main ways that Regional Authorities approach pest management; animal, plant and site-led.

Animal and plant are both known as species-led programmes, in which the objective is to control the individual pest species. Diseases are classified as either animal or plant according to the species they affect.

Site-led programmes differ in that they focus on a particular site, which has some specific value. These programmes will often target a suite of pests, which may not be identified individually. Site-led programmes may also be used to prevent the spread of a pest (or pests) from an infested site.

Management Programmes

This table provides a simple explanation for each Management Programme. Although the Regional Authorities try to use terms consistently, there are many regional variations. For simplicity, Management Programmes with similar objectives they have been grouped together and renamed where necessary. Where this has happened the new Management Programme name is shown in the far left-hand column; the original Management Programme name is shown in the next column

Management Programme Project Objectives Regional Authorities
Biodiversity Pest Protect biodiversity values in targeted areas by reducing and maintaining pest populations. Environment Canterbury
Boundary Control Minimise the adverse effects of pest species on the environment, people’s health or neighbouring properties. Auckland Regional Council
Protect production values by controlling spread of pest. Environment Bay of Plenty
Prevent spread to land clear of pest. Northland Regional Council
Otago Regional Council
Tasman District Council
West Coast Regional Council
Community Empower and assist communities to undertake pest control. Auckland Regional Council
Northland Regional Council
Containment Containment Prevent the spread of pest. Minimise any externality impacts from pest. Auckland Regional Council
Environment Canterbury
Gisborne District Council
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
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Marlborough District Council
Environment Southland
Taranaki Regional Council
Environment Waikato
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Advice Increase awareness of the threat from pest species. Northland Regional Council
Limited Control Reduce adverse effects of pest. Gisborne District Council
National Pest Plant Accord Reduce spread of pest. Environment Waikato
Pathway / Vectors No new infestations arising from transportation from infested gravel supply sites. Otago Regional Council
Pest Pest Applied to pest animals or plants. Objectives vary for each species. Auckland Regional Council
Chatham Islands Council
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Northland Regional Council
Otago Regional Council
Non-Statutory Problem Animals Applied to pest animals. Objectives for each species are specified under Management Objectives. Horizons.mw
Nuisance Animals Raise awareness and promote voluntary pest control. Carry out control as part of site-led programmes. Environment Waikato
Nuisance Plants Raise awareness and promote voluntary control. Carry out control as part of site-led programmes. Environment Waikato
Regional Control Control of pest animals throughout the region so they no longer have any significant impact. Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Population Control No increase in population size across the region. Environment Bay of Plenty
Potential Pest Prevent pest becoming widely established in the region. Environment Waikato
Progressive Control Reduce pest density and/or distribution. Eradication may be possible in the long term. Environment Bay of Plenty
Environment Canterbury
Otago Regional Council
Reduce pest density and/or distribution. Eradication is unlikely. Tasman District Council
Reduce level of pest infestations and prevent new infestations establishing. West Coast Regional Council
Research Organisms have potentially significant impacts on the natural or production environments. Further research is needed before they may be designated as a pest. Auckland Regional Council
Restricted Pest Prevent establishment/spread of pest species Environment Canterbury
Site-Led Protect areas with significant ecological/conservation values. Auckland Regional Council
Environment Bay of Plenty
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
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Tasman District Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Minimise adverse environmental and human health impacts. Greater Wellington Regional Council
Prevent spread / minimise externality impacts on land clear of pest. Greater Wellington Regional Council
Suppression Suppress pest density to minimise adverse impacts. Greater Wellington Regional Council
Surveillance Slow further spread of pest. Auckland Regional Council
Understand distributions, impacts and pest control options. Environment Bay of Plenty
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Prevent establishment of pest in the region. Gisborne District Council
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Northland Regional Council
Gather information to determine appropriate long term action. Horizons.mw
Marlborough District Council
Environment Southland
Promote public understanding of pest characteristics and facilitate voluntary control. Taranaki Regional Council
Promote voluntary pest control and monitor the distribution and impact of pest. Tasman District Council
Total Control / Eradication Eradication Complete removal of pest from region or specified parts of region. Environment Bay of Plenty
Gisborne District Council
Taranaki Regional Council
Environment Waikato
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Total Control Minimise pest impacts on the environment or people’s health and/or activities. Eradication of some species may be achievable in the long term. Northland Regional Council
Complete removal of pest from region or specified parts of region. May extend beyond the life of the Strategy. Auckland Regional Council
Environment Bay of Plenty
Environment Canterbury
Gisborne District Council
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
Marlborough District Council
Otago Regional Council
Environment Southland
Tasman District Council
West Coast Regional Council
Total Control Defined Areas
Total Control with DoC Complete removal of pest from region or specified parts of region in conjunction with/by the Department of Conservation. Auckland Regional Council
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Marlborough District Council
Service Delivery Complete removal of pest from region or specified parts of region. May extend beyond the life of the Strategy. Northland Regional Council
Occupier Control Make progress towards pest eradication by preventing reproduction and spread. Horizons.mw
Unwanted Organism Prohibit pest from the region. Environment Southland