The purpose of the accord is to prevent the sale, distribution, or
propagation, within New Zealand, of specified pest plants.
The National Pest Plant
Accord is intended as a way of building upon the initiative previously
provided by the National Surveillance Pest Plant List, under which
councils provided surveillance for a list of plants based on a mutual
agreement to include them as pests in their respective regional
pest management strategies. It is a cooperative agreement between
regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities.
The table below is
from the old National Pest Plant Accord list although some
of the names have been corrected.