Waikato RiverCare advises that herbicide spraying of alligator weed, yellow flag iris and other Regional Pest Management Plan pest plants inclusive of restoration weeds Tradescantia fluminensis, Hypericum androsaemum, Convolvulus arvensis, Pennisetum clandestinum, Solanum pseudocapsicum, Cortaderia selloana may be carried out over a seven month period from October 2020 at the following locations:
In 2019, RiverCare had their annual planting event at Waiterimu Golf Club. This month, RiverCare's operations manager went and caught up with Ross Caird at the Waiterimu Golf Club to see how the plants are growing.
Even though the North Waikato experienced one of the worst droughts in history, the plantings have done remarkably well. A mild winter and recent warm weather have given their growth a boost.