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 Outram Maungatua TMA covers 34,900 ha extending from south of Dunedin city to the northern shores of Lake Waihola. It includes part of the Taieri Plains and extends up and over Maungatua in the west.
With the low-lying farmland of the plains, the scrubby faces of Maungatua and higher altitude farming towards Lee Stream, this TMA holds varied possum habitat and some places that are difficult to access.
The Outram Maungatua TMA has a long history with TB infection. Both wildlife and cattle herds have been frequently infected since TB was established in the 1980s. This TMA previously served as a buffer to the spread of wildlife infection on the Otago Peninsula.
Ground-based possum control has been completed throughout the whole TMA. In recent years this included ground control in:
There are currently no infected herds in the Outram Maungatua TMA.
Parts of the Outram Maungatua TMA are in the Coastal/Central Otago Movement Control Area (MCA). Before you move cattle or deer from these areas 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 Outram Maungatua 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:
Contract Wild Animal Control NZ LTD manage eradication activities in the Outram Maungatua 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