Mite might trim old man’s beard

A hearing will be held to determine an application to introduce a gall mite into New Zealand.

Hearing completed

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.

View the application details and information

Read our media release about the application