21 Apr 2023

Mission to eradicate moth plants in Hawke's Bay

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 21 April 2023

You either have or haven't heard of moth plants. But once you know about them you'll notice them everywhere.

An absolute pest that strangles other trees and bushes, the plant was introduced in the late 1800s for decorative purposes.

Robert Smith is on a mission to rid Hawkes Bay of the pest, he's the founded a Hawkes Bay branch of S.T.A.M.P - which stands for Society Totally Against Moth Plant.


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