Graham Valley Road is rough and slippery and extreme caution is required. Contractors may still be working on site.
Pest control operation
TBfree New Zealand and DOC will be carrying out an aerial 1080 operation in Kahurangi National Park for the control of possums and rats.
Non-toxic baits will be applied first from Friday 15 August or Saturday 16 August followed approximately 5 days later (weather permitting) by toxic baits. Huts will be excluded from the area toxic baits will be applied.
The access road from Graham Valley to Flora Saddle will be temporarily closed during the toxic bait application.
The tracks to Mt Arthur hut via Flora Saddle and Flora hut will be temporarily closed during the application of toxic baits and will remain closed until baits are removed.
Some delays can be expected on other tracks in the Flora catchment and Leslie, Karamea and Baton valleys as they are cleared of toxic baits. Do not enter tracks that are taped off with ‘track closed’ signs present.
Depending on weather conditions, it is intended to start applying the toxic bait from 23 August.
For further information contact the DOC Motueka Office, phone +64 3 528 1810.