Otago Regional Council member Gerry Eckhoff says it is
''regrettable'' the council has earmarked no funding to
support community groups, including those in Central Otago,
battling to remove wilding trees.
The Otago Regional Council has delayed establishing a
stakeholder consultation group after hearing that national
lobbyists could be like ''ferrets fighting in a sack'', and
undermine the council's interests.