Operation factsheets

Individual factsheets for all TBfree programme aerial pest control operations are provided below for the year ahead. These include key details about the operation, such as timings, the area’s TB history and operational maps. To find out more about our other TBfree programme operations, such as ground control and wildlife surveillance, check out your local TB management area notice using our interactive map.

Aerial Pest Control Operations underway or planned

North Island

Hatepe 4 (Waikato) aerial operation - November 2019

Pihanga/Kakaramea South (Waikato) aerial operation - Autumn 2019

Southern Ruapehu (Manawatu-Whanganui) aerial operation - July 2019

Waipunga (Hawke's Bay) aerial operation - July 2019

Maungataniwha (Hawke's Bay) aerial operation - August/September 2018

Pihanga/Kakaramea (Waikato) aerial operation - July/August 2018 (Northern Section)

Northern Remutaka (Wellington) aerial operation - July 2018

South Island

Upper Awatere (Marlborough) aerial operation - July 2019 onwards

Inangahua (West Coast) aerial operation - May 2019 onwards

Clarence West (North Canterbury/Marlborough) - May 2019 onwards

Hercules (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Poerua (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Karnbach (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Paparoa (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Price (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Mikonui (West Coast) aerial operation - July 2018 onwards

Timaru Creek (Otago) aerial operation - April 2018 onwards

Operational notices for completed aerials are available on our Publications and resources page.  Once an aerial operation is complete, a range of post-operational activity takes place. The first significant rain breaks down any residual baits into harmless substances and tracks or other areas of high public use within the baited area are checked and cleared. The post-operation period will depend on weather conditions and the rate at which bait and carcasses have broken down. Then warning signs can be removed.  Find out more in our After the Drop: What Happens Once Toxic Baits are on the Ground factsheet.

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