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 Waitahuna Mahinerangi TMA covers 115,673ha and encompasses the Glendhu and Berwick Forests, the surrounds of Lake Mahinerangi and the western shores of Lake Waihola.
The habitat is a mixture of improved farmland and commercial forestry.
The Waitahuna Mahinerangi TMA has a long history with TB infection. TB was established in wildlife throughout the TMA in the late 1970s, and possum control in the 1990s successfully decreased the number of infected herds.
We carried out ground-based possum control in:
We completed aerial possum control in:
There are currently no infected herds in the Waitahuna Mahinerangi TMA.
Nearly all the Waitahuna Mahinerangi 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.
Herds within the Berwick and Tokomairiro Vector Control Zones don't need to be tested before you move the animals.
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 Waitahuna Mahinerangi 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||26,400ha||Black Rock|
|Ground control||2022/2023||52,300ha||Black Rock, Lawrence C, Mahinerangi, Tokomairiro River|
|Ground control||2023/2024||52,300ha||Black Rock, Lawrence C, Mahinerangi, Tokomairiro River|
|Ground control||2024/2025||25,900ha||Lawrence C, Mahinerangi, Tokomairiro River|
Contract Wild Animal Control NZ LTD manage eradication activities in the Waitahuna Mahinerangi TMA. Contact them directly if you have feedback or questions about upcoming operations.
Contract Wild Animal Control NZ LTD
Phone: 0800 292 269
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