Consultation on 2017 TBfree pest control operations

Date 11 November 2016

We are now inviting feedback on our 2017 national plan for TBfree pest control operations.

The consultation document and details about how to make a submission are available at

The document outlines the proposed pest control operations in support of the National Pest Management Plan for 2017. It also outlines the approach taken by OSPRI in relation to engagement for the TB management and eradication programme.

The consultation period runs through to Friday 24 February 2017 and there are a number of ways to make a submission, including an online submission form.

During the consultation period we will be meeting with key stakeholder groups and interest groups to get their feedback on the document. As part of this we plan to host a series of information sessions in operational areas where there is likely to a high level of public and community interest.

OSPRI believes that it is important to undertake effective and timely consultation. This will provide an opportunity for people and organisations interested in, or affected by, our pest control operations, including landowners and land users, farmers, hunters and recreational land users to discuss any concerns they may have regarding the proposed operations.

If you have any immediate questions or comments please contact

Find out more about the TB Plan

The aim of the new TB Plan is to eradicate TB from New Zealand. Key details about the plan and recent review can be found in our factsheet ‘New plan to tackle TB’ and at the TB Plan review website.

The plan presents an exciting opportunity for OSPRI and the TBfree programme to build on the success to date and deliver work that benefits not just our shareholders and farmers, but also the wider communities and regions where we work.

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