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Wilding pine work ‘will go backwards’ with reduced funding.

Date: 3rd May 2024

A good article from Radio New Zealand about the impacts of reduced funding in Southland:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/515194/wilding-pine-work-will-go-backwards-with-reduced-funding

The issue was highlighted in a recent Environment Southland chief executive report which said the Ministry for Primary Industries had reduced its budget for this year’s control programme.

It was unlikely the programme would receive enough to maintain gains made in previous years, it said.

Environment Southland biosecurity and biodiversity operations manager Ali Meade said wilding pine work had been ongoing since at least the 1990s, undertaken by both agencies and private landowners.

Lending a hand at a Mid Dome volunteer day are Environment Southland biosecurity and biodiversity operations manager Ali Meade (left) and integrated catchment management general manager Paul Hulse (centre). Photo: Environment Southland.


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