Poison Warning - Kakanui River above Clifton Falls
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Regional Services will be carrying out possum control in the North Otago Area 1 Animal Health Board, TB Vector Control areas between 15th of November 2010 and 31st of December 2010.
Control methods include the deadly poison: Feratox (potassium cyanide) in bait bags, strikers or bait stations, Pestoff pellets in baitstations and trapping.
The block boundary is described as all land encompassed on either side of the Kakanui River above Clifton Falls. The outside boundary goes up Dunrobin Road then along Mole Hill Road and down to the junction of the North & South branches, it then goes NW to Balmoral Road to Dome Hills. The boundary line then goes down Mckenzie Road and follows a northerly direction to Little Road at Tokarahi. The boundary then follows Tokarahi/Tapui Road to Crown Hill Road then back to Clifton Falls.
A map of the operational area boundary is available on request.
All baits are dyed green or blue and should be treated as poisonous.
Warning signs will be erected at access points to the treated area.
The public should note the following points:
- DO NOT enter onto properties in these areas without permission.
- DO NOT handle or remove carcasses, or baits.
- DO NOT allow dogs or pets to roam on these properties.
- DO NOT allow children to wander unsupervised on these properties.
Treat all baits or carcasses as toxic.
All landowners will be contacted prior to entry.
Signs will remain in place until the area is safe. Please treat the areas with caution until then.
All enquiries to Malcolm Allan, phone 027 2788498, Approved Operator, Regional Services.