RNZ Navy chopper joins wilding pines fight in South Canterbury high country – Mathew Littlewood, Timaru Herald

A moderate to dense infestation of wilding pines at Tekapo East in the Mackenzie Basin.

A moderate to dense infestation of wilding pines at Tekapo East in the Mackenzie Basin.  The Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopter has surveyed about 400,000 hectares of tussock land in the Mackenzie Basin, Albury Range and the upper Waitaki River catchment as part of a combined project that aims to combat the spread of the invasive plant pest.

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