19 Apr 2024

Success eradicating invasive weeds from the Emerald Lakes

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 19 April 2024

Tongariro National Park is home to some of our most well-known scenic landscapes including the stunning Emerald Lakes near the summit of Mt Tongariro. Unfortunately, these have been under threat for some time thanks to an invasive weed species.

For the past five years the Department of Conservation has been working hard to rid the lakes of these weeds.

This morning they announced the initiative has been a success, with the most recent tests showing no trace.

George Taylor, Operations Manager for the Tongariro District, speaks to Jesse.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Emerald Lakes

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Emerald Lakes Photo: 123RF

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