WHO is Pest Free Banks Peninsula?

The 14 organisations that signed the MOU working toward a Pest Free Banks Peninsula.


Pest Free Banks Peninsula MOU organisations

A number of independent leaseholders and landowners are also working toward a Pest Free Banks Peninsula and are engaged with members of the MOU. As the Peninsula (including the Pest Free Port Hills and Kaitorete) borders greater Christchurch, it also provides the opportunity for both urban and rural residents to be involved in restoring this unique environment. Pest Free Banks Peninsula supports the New Zealand Government’s Predator Free 2050 initiative; however, the MOU does not create any obligation for any agency or organisation to fund or participate in any specific pest control programme.


THE VALUE of Banks Peninsula / Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū

Banks Peninsula / Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (including the Port Hills and Kaitorete) is a unique place, rich with native flora and fauna which do not exist anywhere else in the world, including six known plant species and more than 60 invertebrate species.

The many habitats of Banks Peninsula differ dramatically to the habits found within the surrounding Canterbury Plains. Biological diversity, or biodiversity, contributes to the economy, health and quality of life for the people of Ōtautahi / Christchurch. The Pest Free Banks Peninsula initiative aims to leave a legacy for future generations and to contribute to the local and national identity.

WHO is Pest Free Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

Christchurch City Council

The Cacophony Project

Environment Canterbury

Te Hapu O Ngati Wheke


Living Springs

Rod Donald Trust

Selwyn District Council

Summit Road Society

Te Taumutu Rnanga

Wairewa Runanga Inc. Soc

Department of Conservation