Look out for lantana
Waikato Regional Council is asking people to be on the lookout for the pest plant lantana which can be particularly prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsula. Lantana is being taken so seriously that it has recently been classified as an eradication species. It smothers and replaces other species, forming dense thickets, by excreting toxins into surrounding soil which suppress other plants. The plant is also poisonous to livestock and rated as one of the worst invasive weeds worldwide.
If you see lantana call 0800 246 732.