As chair of the Mid Dome Trust we’re very appreciative that Minister Damien O’Connor chose to announce the government’s funding of $100M to be spent NZ wide on wilding pines over the next four years during his visit to Mid Dome.


Having battled for years to gain sufficient funding for the wilding tree problem at Mid Dome, the injection of $3.05M for this year’s work programme will enable us to make significant gains in controlling wilding trees in the area.


Environment Southland Chairman, Nicol Horrell and Southland District Council Mayor, Gary Tong for came along to support our work as well as local landowners.


The additional funding will result in an estimated 44 jobs for contractors who carry out the control work, as well as generate other business for the local economy.