Region
Operation factsheet
Proposed timing
1080 Applied
Status at 2020-08-17
West Coast
Proposed timing
2021-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
North Canterbury
Proposed timing
2021-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Otago
Proposed timing
Status at 2020-08-17
Operational planning
West Coast
Operation factsheet
Inangahua East and West
Proposed timing
2019-05-01
1080 Applied
2019-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Marlborough
Operation factsheet
Upper Awatere South 1
Proposed timing
2019-05-01
1080 Applied
2019-06-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
North Canterbury
Operation factsheet
Clarence Valley
Proposed timing
2019-05-01
1080 Applied
2019-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Central North Island
Operation factsheet
Turangi B
Proposed timing
2020-09-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Northern Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Te Awahohonu - Ahimanawa
Proposed timing
2020-06-01
1080 Applied
2020-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
1080 applied - treated area under caution
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Waikoau
Proposed timing
2021-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Willowflat
Proposed timing
2021-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Tutaikuri Mohaka
Proposed timing
2021-09-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Central North Island
Operation factsheet
Southern Ruapehu
Proposed timing
2019-09-01
1080 Applied
2019-09-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Southern North Island
Operation factsheet
Tararua Range
Proposed timing
2020-09-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Kokomoka
Proposed timing
2021-02-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Pre-feed
Marlborough
Proposed timing
2021-05-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Waipunga
Proposed timing
2019-04-01
1080 Applied
2019-10-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Western Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Timahanga
Proposed timing
2020-09-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Partially completed "1080 applied - treated area under caution"
West Coast
Operation factsheet
Radiant Range - Mokihinui
Proposed timing
2020-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operational planning
Waikato
Operation factsheet
Hatepe 4
Proposed timing
2019-09-01
1080 Applied
2019-11-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Waitara Valley
Proposed timing
2020-07-01
1080 Applied
2020-07-10
Status at 2020-08-17
1080 applied - treated area under caution
West Coast
Operation factsheet
Buller South
Proposed timing
2020-07-01
1080 Applied
2020-08-01
Status at 2020-08-17
1080 applied - treated area under caution
Waikato
Proposed timing
2019-04-01
1080 Applied
2019-06-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Operation complete
Hawke's Bay
Operation factsheet
Takahiapo / Takarere
Proposed timing
2021-06-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
North Canterbury
Proposed timing
2021-05-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation
West Coast
Operation factsheet
Ianthe and One One
Proposed timing
2021-07-01
Status at 2020-08-17
Consultation

Status key

Consultation

OSPRI consults widely with landowners and land users affected by TBfree operations. The timing and boundaries of all aerial operations are published annually to allow affected parties to have their say on how operations are undertaken.

Operational planning

The planning process includes consulting with iwi, landowners and government agencies regarding access and identifying any exclusion areas. It also includes stakeholder meetings and Ministry of Health (MOH) consenting processes.

Notification

Ahead of any aerial operation, contractors undertaking the work will notify all affected landowners and land users personally or through published notices.

Pre-feed

The target area is pre-fed with non-toxic cereal baits. Pre-feeding familiarises possums with the baits and encourages them to find more of the same.

Partially completed "1080 applied - treated area under caution"

Signs communicating the risks to people and to dogs when entering the operational area are placed at all likely access points. Key public tracks are checked as required by consent conditions, and any required water monitoring is completed. Warning signs will remain in place until the operation reaches the "Operation complete" status.

1080 applied - treated area under caution

Signs communicating the risks to people and to dogs when entering the operational area are placed at all likely access points. Key public tracks are checked as required by consent conditions, and any required water monitoring is completed. Warning signs will remain in place until the operation reaches the "Operation complete" status.

Operation complete

Warning signs removed. Please check guidance from the Ministry for Primary Industries and Department of Conservation before resuming normal activities, such as food gathering. Once an aerial operation is complete, a range of post-operational activity takes place. The first significant rain breaks down any residual baits into harmless substances and tracks or other areas of high public use within the baited area are checked and cleared. The post-operation period will depend on weather conditions and the rate at which bait and carcasses have broken down. Then warning signs can be removed.