Public notice

Otago Regional Council - Poison warning

Friday 26 February 2016

Otago Regional Council will be carrying out a poison operation on land at Bendigo Station, Northburn Station, Smallburn Station, Royalburn Station, Hillend Station and land owned by McAuley, Hopgood, Golden Cow Ltd, Hugh Allen, Lindsay Irwin, Martin Corbett, Alistair McCloud and Kauru Investments. Oat bait containing Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) will be applied by quad bike and helicopter.

There will be a toxic application between 29th of February and the 16th of March 2016 (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 2788648 Approved Operator, Otago Regional Council