Mite might trim old man’s beard
A hearing will be held to determine an application to introduce a gall mite into New Zealand.
Horizons Regional Council has submitted an application seeking approval to import and release a gall mite Aceria vitalbae to control old man’s beard, or Clematis vitalba.
A hearing was held in Wellington on Tuesday 9th October 2018 where submitters made presentations to the Decision-making Committee.
The Decision-making Committee will now consider and finalise their decision which we expect to be released by 21 November 2018. All submitters will be advised of the outcome of this application.