Introduction

Get the status and maps of Battle for our Birds pest control operations on public conservation land in 2017 and 2018.

Highlights

Maps of sites available on the pesticide summaries interactive map. This contains information about all DOC pesticide operations, ground and aerial.

Types of operations:

Confirmed operations
Site
 District  Estimated hectares  Status
Whareorino King Country 28,123 Completed 29 July 2017
Abel Tasman Motueka 10,300 Completed 26 October 2017
Matemateonga-Waitotara Whanganui 51,639 Completed 19 October 2017
Tongariro Kiwi Tongariro 19,500 Completed 22 August 2017
Cleddau Northern Fiordland 4,720 Completed 19 September 2017
Hollyford Northern Fiordland 44,213 Completed 6 October 2017
Murchison Mountains
(ground control)
Fiordland 52,842 Traps 2017
Arthur’s Pass
(ground control)
North Canterbury 5,671 Traps 2017
Haast Kiwi
(ground control)
South Westland 11,400 Traps 2017
Paraninihi Taranaki 1,702 Completed 22 September 2017
Hutiwai Taranaki 9,750 Completed 22 September 2017
Waitaanga Taranaki 19,259 Completed 19 October 2017
Kahurangi West Buller 36,673 Completed 19 November 2017
Northern Ruahine Project information Manawatu 32,829 Completed 15 November 2017
Kaimanawa Mountains - Umukarikari Central North Island 11,201 Completed 19 October 2017
Hauraki-Otahu Whitianga 7,133 Completed 19 October 2017
Papakai Whitianga 11,388 Completed 19 October 2017
Moehau Whitianga 4,368 Completed. 1080 applied to most of the block 18 October 2017. Remaining 1,000 ha completed 22 November 2017.
Whirinaki Eastern Bay of Plenty 38,113 Completed 20 September 2017
Paparoa - Roaring Meg Buller 11,698 Completed 22 September 2017
Rotoehu Tauranga-Rotorua 2,549 Completed 11 September 2017
Dart Wakatipu (Queenstown) 11,370 Completed 27 September 2017
Rangataua
(ground control)
Tongariro 4,174 Traps 2017
Matukituki Valley Central Otago 12,921 Completed 27 October 2017
Stewart Island Dotterel
(ground control)
Rakiura/Stewart Island 5,496 Traps/bait stations 2017
Mount Anglem
(ground control)
Rakiura/Stewart Island 3,170 Traps/bait stations 2017
Port Pegasus
(ground control) 
Rakiura/Stewart Island 4,458 Traps/bait stations 2017
Rakeahua
(ground control) 
Rakiura/Stewart Island 5,733 Traps/bait stations 2017
Paparoa North Buller 34,869 Completed 29 October 2017
Otawa
(ground control)
Tauranga-Rotorua 350 Traps/bait stations 2017
Mahoenui weta
(ground control)
King Country 183 Traps 2017
Whareorino
(ground control)
King Country 635 Traps 2018
Arthur’s Pass North Canterbury 25,991 Completed 14 November 2017
Wilberforce Rangiora 12,212 1080 to be applied in 2018
Moki Makino Taranaki 13,584 1080 to be applied in 2018
Cascade Hope South Westland 28,204 1080 to be applied in 2018
Southern Eyre Mountains Murihiku (Southland) 47,480 1080 to be applied in 2018
Proposed operations
Site District Estimated hectares Status
Project Kaka Wairarapa 30,552 Cancelled due to low rodent numbers
Makarora Central Otago 38,942 Cancelled due to low rodent numbers
Russell Forest Whangarei 7,000 Proposed for Spring 2018
Cancelled operations
Site District Estimated hectares Status
Waitutu Te Anau 29,250 Cancelled due to low rodent numbers
Beresford
(ground control)
Murihiku (Southland) 10,000 Cancelled due to low rodent numbers
Kahurangi North Golden Bay 41,066 Cancelled due to low rodent numbers
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