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Notification for animal health board 1080 aerial baiting programme 2011

The Animal Health Board (AHB) manages the National Pest Management Strategy for bovine TB. Possums are the main wild animal transmitters of bovine TB to domestic cattle and deer. New Zealand needs to reduce possum numbers to check the transmission of this disease to grazing stock, and in many areas the most effective means for this control is by aerial application of sodium fluroacetate (1080).

The 2011 Hawkes Bay Vector Control programme will involve five 1080 aerial contracts, one of these projects is entirely over private land; while the other four will involve both private and Crown Lands that the public / deerstalkers have access to.

  • Project one: Maungataniwha 6,163ha This is all private land situated within the Wairoa District and theblock is owned by Simon Hall. (Applied May / June)
  • Project two: Kaimanawa 5,013ha All Crown Land with access off the Napier / Taupo Highway via Clements Road, the projectl ies within the Rangitaiki District. (Applied May / June)
  • Project three: Waitara Valley 5,613ha A combination of both private lands and Crown Reserves. The private land is commercial forestry where in certain times of the year hunting is permitted. Access to the block can be gained off S/Hway 5 (Napier / Taupo) via Waitara Road or from S/Hway 2 (Napier / Wairoa) via Pohokura Road at Tutira. The entire project is in the Hastings District. (Applied March / April)
  • Project four: Willowflat 6,545ha A combination of both private lands and Crown Reserves. The private land is commercial forestry where in certain times of the year hunting is permitted. Access to block can be gained off S/Hway 2 (Napier / Wairoa) via Willoflat Road or at Raupunga via Putere Road. The entire project is in the Wairoa District. (Applied April / May)
  • Project five: Raupunga 2,946ha A combination of both private lands and Crown Reserves. The private ;and is commercial forestry where in certain times of the year hunting is permitted. Access to the block can be gained off S/Hway 2 (Napier / Wairoa) at Raupunga via Putere Road. The entire project is in the Wairoa District. (Applied April / May)

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Our plans will be to apply this work from March through to June subject to weather and contractor work load. We will be aiming to use cereal pellets as the bait, applying it to the field at a rate of 2 kgs per hectare or less and all areas will be pre-fed prior to toxic application. At this stage deer repellent has only been budgeted to use over the Kaimanawa project.

If any club members want further clarification then do not hesitate to contact me on any of the numbers listed below. I would also be more than happy to come along to a club meeting to discuss the programme further. I have enclosed a map giving an overview of all the project areas.

Although still several months away, please keep in mind the danger that this poison is to dogs, especially the carcasses that are left behind.

An important issues that I would like to mention to you all is the need for our Poison Warning signs to be left in place. Over this past winters programme we had a lot of vandalism to our signs and although our contractors are vigilant in trying to repair or replace any damaged or removed signs there is the risk of a missing one and some innocent party will take their dog into a block unaware of the potential danger. This is a mindless act without thought or consideration for other recreational users.

Owen Harris
Animal Health Board Vector Control Co-ordinator
owen@hbrc.govt.nz

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