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Our staff - plant pests

Waikato Regional Council employs seven pest plant officers (two staff and five contractors) throughout the region. These officers work directly with the public to:

  • provide practical advice for controlling pest plants
  • enforce pest plant control rules
  • release biological control agents
  • facilitate and undertake control of high threat pest plants
  • monitor control work and property inspections
  • survey for potential pest plants.

To contact a pest plant officer, if calling from a:

  • land line, call 0800 BIOSEC (0800 246 732) and follow the voice prompts to be automatically connected to the pest plant officer for your area
  • cell phone, please use the contact details provided below.

Click on the map of the Waikato region for contact details.

Click on this map of the Waikato region to find the plant pest contractor details for your area 

 Plant pest contractor areas

Lower Waikato

Craig Purvis
Greyrock Weed Services
PO Box 15644
Dinsdale, Hamilton 3243

Telephone: 07 825 9993
Mobile: 027 555 4441
Email: greyrock@no8wireless.co.nz

Hamilton City

Hamish Hodgson
Waikato Regional Council
401 Grey Street
Hamilton East 3216

Telephone: 07 859 0802
Mobile: 021 569 206
Fax: 07 859 0998
Email: hamish.hodgson@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Waihou-Piako

Heidi Pene
CG Hale Limited
PO Box 704
Cambridge 3450

Telephone: 07 827 4063
Mobile: 027 248 6447
Fax: 07 827 4919
Emailheidi.pene@pestplants.co.nz

Waipa/Central

Ben Elliot
CG Hale Limited
PO Box 704
Cambridge 3450

Telephone: 07 827 4063
Mobile: 027 440 4052
Fax: 07 827 4919
Emailben.elliot@pestplants.co.nz

West Coast

Chris Hale
CG Hale Limited
PO Box 704
Cambridge 3450

Telephone: 07 827 4063
Mobile: 027 440 4251
Fax: 07 827 4919
Email: chris.hale@pestplants.co.nz

Coromandel 

Benson Lockhart
Waikato Regional Council (Whitianga office)
33-35 Albert Street
PO Box 192
Whitianga 3542

Telephone: 07 866 0798
Mobile: 021 618 364
Fax: 07 866 0173
Email: benson.lockhart@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Lake Taupo/Upper Waikato

Kevin Loe
Land Management Services Limited
14 Logan Ave
Taupo 3330

Telephone: 07 378 9552
Mobile: 027 494 6386
Fax: 07 378 1990
Email: kloe@xtra.co.nz

 

 

 

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