Above: Greens co-leader and Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrickhas called for a whole of government response to contain and eradicate caulerpa before it spreads further down the East Coast.

Greens co-leader, and Auckland Central MP, Chloe Swarbrick is calling for parliament to take the threat of caulerpa more seriously; before it spreads and smothers even more of our coastal seabeds. In a special debates session on local issues this week, Swarbrick said the roughly $5 million dedicated to fighting caulerpa is a drop in the bucket, and a pale shadow of the billion-dollar response to Mycoplasma bovis when it posed a similar scale threat to the dairy and farming industries. Paul Mitchell

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