As part of our TBfree programme we deliver our pest control operations through a framework of TB management areas (TMAs). TMAs are areas with known TB infection in livestock and wildlife. Each TMA has a specific TB control plan designed to eradicate TB as effectively as possible.
The Mount Hyde TMA covers 32,200 ha to the north-west of Dunedin. The TMA spans both sides of the Taieri River, and also incorporates the Lee Stream and Silver Stream Catchments.
The topography ranges from steep sub-alpine area, with steep gullies and faces, down onto the Taieri Plains. The habitat includes tussock, small stands and gullies of native bush and developed farmland.
The last infected herd in the Mount Hyde TMA was detected in 2004, although there are records of infected herds dating back to 1988.
The last detected wildlife infection, in a ferret, was in 2012.
We completed ground-based possum control in:
We carried out aerial control in:
There are currently no infected herds in the Mount Hyde TMA.
The Mount Hyde TMA is in the Coastal/Central Otago Movement Control Area (MCA). Before you move cattle or deer to another herd or farm, you must have them tested for bovine TB.
We plan our pest control operations up to 3 years in advance. The current year runs from July 2021 to June 2022.
Dates and control methods for pest control operations in the Mount Hyde TMA are provisional and subject to change. If you’re affected by any upcoming operations, our pest control contractors will contact you before work begins. They will:
|Type of control||When||Coverage||Where|
|Ground control||2021/2022||23,800ha||Lee Stream, Mount Allan, North Taieri Hills, Taieri Hindon, Upper Waitati|
|Aerial control||2022/2023||4900ha||Mount Allan|
|Ground control||2022/2023||23,800ha||Lee Stream, Mount Allan, North Taieri Hills, Taieri Hindon, Upper Waitati|
|Ground control||2023/2024||23,800ha||Lee Stream, Mount Allan, North Taieri Hills, Taieri Hindon, Upper Waitati|
The proposed boundaries for aerial operations will be refined after consultation with landowners and affected parties.
Contract Wild Animal Control NZ LTD manage eradication activities in the Mount Hyde TMA. Contact them directly if you have feedback or questions about upcoming operations.
Contract Wild Animal Control NZ LTD
Phone: 0800 292 269
Your nearest local OSPRI office is in Dunedin.
OSPRI Dunedin office
PO Box 5745
Phone: 03 477 9829