Fined for Clearing Gorse!

Gorse in New ZealandOnly in Wellington would you get fined for clearing gorse. Yes unbelievable isn’t it. I know that Maori are the best at growing gorse, broom and ragwort and perhaps they have now become a Taonga, but fining people for clearing gorse seems just a bit ridiculous.

It is of no use to man or beast, even goats won’t eat the fricken stuff. In the Wellington region along with everywhere else in New Zealand it is a noxious weed. In Wellington especially the Regional Council used to run a gorse eradication programme, clearly not now though.