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 Grey West TMA covers 42,560 ha west of the Grey River backing on to the southern Paparoa Range. The area includes public conservation land, privately owned bush blocks and exotic forest at Craigieburn.
The habitat includes plains and river terraces with narrow strips of farmland bordered by mountain ranges with mature beech forest and scrub. Altitudes range from 100 metres to 1300 metres.
The Grey West TMA has long history of TB infection. Grey West is sparsely populated by cattle herds and several of these herds have been found to be infected with TB in recent times. The most recent TB infected cattle herd was found in 2013.
There are currently no infected herds in the Grey West TMA.
The Grey West TMA is in the West Coast 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 Grey West 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||13,500ha||Grey Valley West|
Vector Control Services manage eradication activities in the Grey West TMA. Contact them directly if you have feedback or questions about upcoming operations.
Vector Control Services
Phone: 0508 141 268
Your nearest local OSPRI office is in Christchurch.
OSPRI Christchurch Office
PO Box 8674
Phone: 03 363 3090