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Toxin Notification

Updated on 10 August and covers the period from August 2017 – August 2018
 
Currently, while control options most suited to Te Urewera are being investigated, a small number of areas require toxin support to the trapping operations (mostly for rat control, occasionally for possum control) to ensure their numbers are kept low.

Below are the sites in Te Urewera where toxins are currently used:

 OPERATIONAL

 AREA

WHĀRUA

TOXIN AND METHOD USED

DATE OF APPLICATION

CAUTION period*

MAP OF TOXIN  OPERATION

 Waikokopu

 Rūātoki

Cholecalciferol  

(Feracol) paste in bait stations

21 August 2017 - 31 March 2018

14 August – 31 June 2018

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 Onepu

 Waimana/Rūātoki

Cholecalciferol  

(Feracol) paste in bait stations

21 August 2017 - 31 March 2018

14 August – 31 June 2018

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 Pakoakoa

 Waimana/Rūātoki

Cholecalciferol  

(Feracol) paste in bait stations

21 August 2017 - 31 March 2018

14 August – 31 June 2018

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 Otamatuna

 Waimana

Cholecalciferol  

(Feracol) paste in bait stations

21 August 2017 - 31 March 2018

14 August – 31 June 2018

Note, no hunting at all times

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 Manaone

 Waimana

Cholecalciferol  

(Feracol) paste in bait stations

21 August 2017 - 31 March 2018

14 August – 31 June 2018

Note, no hunting with dogs at all times

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  • Please make yourself familiar with the areas where toxins are being used (refer to the table above).
  • Toxins may be harmful to people and dogs via direct consumption and via secondary poisoning*
  • Watch children at all times during the stipulated Caution Period**  
  • All areas where toxins have been laid are identified with WARNING signs at main access points. 
  • The ‘Date of Application’ for the planned operations is provisional only and may be subject to change.
  • The ‘Caution Period’ is an estimate only. This period will be extended if bait or carcass monitoring indicates that toxin residues may still be present.

* Secondary poisoning is poisoning that can result when one organism ingests another organism that has poison in its system. It typically occurs when a predator eats an animal, such as a mouse, rat, or possum. The risk of cholecalciferol (Feracol) secondary poisoning to humans and dogs is considered low.     

 
** The Caution Period refers to the period that we advise people to take extra care and not take animals from the area.
 

CLOSED HUNTING AREAS AT ALL TIMES

  • Pukehou (Waikaremoana)
  • Puketukutuku Peninsula (Waikaremoana)
  • Whareama (Waikaremoana)
  • Waikareiti (Waikaremoana)
  • Waikaremoana Great Walk (Waikaremoana)
  • Otamatuna (Waimana)
 
Refer to the interactive Map of Te Urewera for more information
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