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.
Most of the Southern Paparoa TMA is made up of public conservation land with some private properties. The area covers 30,350 ha extending over the southern part of the Paparoa Range to Coal Creek and includes the coastal farmlands and adjacent bush in the Barrytown area. It also includes the area south of Runanga to the Grey River downstream of Taylorville, taking in lower Coal, Bridge and Sulky Creeks and the Twelve Apostles Range behind Cobden.
The Southern Paparoa Range TMA has a long history with TB infection in livestock. TB was recently found in possums and pigs.
We completed ground-based possum control in:
We undertook aerial possum control in 2017 across the Southern Paparoa Range.
There are currently no infected herds in this TMA.
The Southern Paparoa Range TMA is in the West Coast Movement Control Area. 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 Southern Paparoa Range 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:
The proposed boundaries for aerial operations will be refined after consultation with landowners and affected parties.
|Type of control||When||Coverage||Where|
|Aerial control||2021||21,000ha||Southern Paparoa Range|
|Ground control||2021/2022||8700ha||Barrytown West, Coal Creek, Southern Paparoa Range|
|Aerial control||2022/2023||12,800ha||Southern Paparoa Range|
|Ground control||2022/2023||500ha||Southern Paparoa Range|
|Ground control||2023/2024||8700ha||Barrytown West, Coal Creek, Southern Paparoa Range|
Vector Control Services manage eradication activities in the Southern Paparoa Range 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