Public notice

Poison warning - Poison Creek, Mt Barker, Queensbury and Bannockburn

Friday 31 July 2015

Otago Regional Council will be carrying out a poison operation on the following land for the control of rabbits:

  • T Glynn, L Mcleod and LINZ at Poison Creek
  • M Dippie at Mt Barker
  • M Jaquiery, L McLeod, G Clements, K Landreth at Queensbury
  • Carr at Bannockburn

Carrot bait containing Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) will be applied by quad bike.

There will be a toxic application between 3rd of August and the 21st of August 2015 (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 Peter Preston, phone 027 8014514 Approved Operator, Otago Regional Council.