Coast Care rabbit control
Coast Care contractors are controlling rabbits at three beaches during the spring of 2012. All operations will be clearly sign-posted and nearby residents will receive a letter of notification directly. Please look out for the red and white warning signs and follow the instructions to ensure the safety of children and pets. The sites where control is happening are:
|1||Pukehina, from the surf club car park to the end of Dotterel
Point at the Little Waihī estuary mouth.
This operation is using Pindone pellet baits laid on shade cloth mats where rabbit sign is found.
07 533 2040
|2||Ōtamarākau, from the Hauone Stream Mouth north west past the
Ōtamarākau Sand Pit camp ground and Waitahanui Stream mouth to the
Ōtamarākau Overbridge beach access.
This operation is using Pindone pellet baits laid where rabbit sign is found.
0800 884 881
|3||Ōhiwa Spit, Bryan's Beach and Waiotahi Spit, from the entrance
of Ōhiwa Harbour to the mouth of the Waiotahi River.
This operation is being carried out by an experienced hunter at dawn and dusk, as well as dogs to locate the rabbit burrows and Magtoxin fumigant to kill rabbits inside the burrows. Pindone is not being used at this location due to the potential risk to weka which have returned to this stretch of coast line (which is a great thing!)
0800 884 881
For further information about Coast Care rabbit control please contact the Coast Care Coordinator at Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 884 880.