We have received a re-notification from Epro about possum control in Northern Tararuas. The notification, map and important information is included below.
Epro Limited (Epro) has been contracted by TBfree New Zealand Limited and the Department of Conservation to undertake possum control in the Northern Tararua Ranges in the Project Kaka (Eastern) aera.
Epro wishes to re-notify you of our intention to apply sodium fluoroacetate (1080) impregnated cereal pellet baits by helicopter and by hand. We also intend to apply encapsulated potassium cyanide (Feratox) baits by hand.
The completion of this part of the original operation has been delayed due to unfavourable weather conditions. Previous control was implemented on 11 and 12 June 2021. The remaining Project Kaka (Eastern) operational area is described as the Waiohine River catchment being land between Tarn Ridge Hut and Dorset Ridge in the North to Kime Hut and Cone Ridge in the south. The western boundary is the Tararua main divide, and the eastern boundary runs from Mid King Bivvy to Cone Ridge.
The bait will be in the form of pellets and will be dyed green in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and the Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017.
This operation will commence as soon as practicable after 23 June 2021. This remains dependant on weather and operational constraints.
Toxin warning signs will be erected at all normal points of entry to the area prior to toxic bait being applied.