Moth weed caused the greatest concern as its seeds had the ability to spread by wind to the Hauraki Gulf islands. By spring, we had cleared the weeds and overgrown vegetation and sprayed the site to ensure they would not grow back.
In their place, we planted 1,800 square metres in native trees and shrubs and installed an irrigation system in the area to ensure the plants would survive through the summer months. The area now provides a native landscaped buffer area between our port and Tamaki Drive.
As a result of the eradication of invasive weeds we have removed a habitat for pests and rodents, and have been complimented by the Motutapu Restoration Trust on eliminating all moth weed in the area.