Public notice

Regional Services Poison Warning - Mahaka Katia at Pisa Flats

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Regional Services will be carrying out a poison operation on the Department of Conservation land, Mahaka Katia at Pisa Flats and on an unnamed island within the Clutha River just off Locharburn Station. Carrot bait containing Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) will be applied by quad bike.

There will be a toxic application between 18th of August and the 31st of August 2014 (dependent on weather conditions).

Warning signs will be erected at all public access points to the treated area.

The public should note the following points:

  • DO NOT enter this area without permission.
  • DO NOT handle or remove carcasses, or baits.
  • DO NOT allow children to wander unsupervised in this area.
  • DO NOT allow dogs or pets to roam into the operational area as poisoned carcasses can be deadly to dogs.
  • Treat all carcasses as toxic.

Signs will remain in place until the area is safe. Please treat the area with caution until then.

All enquiries to Scott Liddell, phone 027 2788521 Approved Operator, Regional Services.