Wildings in the News Across the Country

January 23, 2019

Wilding conifers are in the news almost every week, demonstrating the good work of many communities as well as the critical need for funding and support.
Check out these recent news articles about wildings!
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Wilding News: Summer 2018

December 21, 2018

NO. 3:  SUMMER 2018

Summer's control is underway

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Wilding Conifer Annual Report 2017/18

October 26, 2018

Phase 1 of the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme has shown that we can get on top of our No.1 plant pest - through a combination of improved technologies, focussed and coordinated efforts, and added funding.  Our aim in Phase 1 was to tackle priority areas of infestation, and sort out systems and processes before potentially scaling the Programme up.

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NZ Wilding Conifer Conference 2018

September 13, 2018

Celebrating our wilding successes so far

25-26 October, 2018

Countrytime Hotel, Omarama

  • Keynote address by Hon Damien O'Connor, Minister for Agriculture, Biosecurity, and Food Safety
  • Presentation about control/management, prevention, and restoration
  • Field trip to see successes of wilding conifer control

Download the conference flyer for more details and accomodation options.

To register: download the registration form, then fill it in and email to


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Wilding conifer app wins international award

July 13, 2018

The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme is a partnership between LINZ, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation, the New Zealand Defence Force, regional and district councils, forestry, farming and community groups.

LINZ leads the information work stream component of the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme, which has involved developing the WCIS.

The WCIS won a New Zealand Spatial Excellence Award in November 2017

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Wilding Conifer Group proposed

June 29, 2018

At the end of May comments closed on the proposal to set up an independent stakeholder-led wilding conifer group. Thank you to the submitters. Given the broad support for the proposal, an Interim Committee was formed to guide the independent group’s establishment.

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Wildings News: Winter 2018

June 29, 2018

NO. 2:     WINTER 2018

Winter update from the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme

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Wilding News: Autumn 2018

May 10, 2018

NO. 1:  AUTUMN 2018

Autumn update from the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme

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An independent advisory group for wilding conifer control?

May 07, 2018

A proposal from the WCMG Committee and the national programme’s Stakeholder Advisory Group to establish a new and merged independent advisory group has been released for consultation

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