Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) advises that hand laying of carrot baits containing the poison Pindone for the control of rabbits will occur on the Eastern and Southern Shorelines of Lake Pukaki from 16 July 2012 or as soon as is practical thereafter.
Description of the area: Lake Pukaki, South Canterbury
The area being treated involves up to 342ha of Crown administered lake shoreline from the Lake Pukaki High Dam east along Hayman Road to the second cattle grid above Tekapo B Powerstation.
Please note that the hand laying of the toxic bait may be preceded by hand application of non-toxic carrot baits to ensure against bait shyness. All poison baits are dyed green for bird protection and identification.
The pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. The area is to be treated with caution until February 2013 or six months from application.
Notice boards will have the map of the treatment area displayed for public notification and the public are warned against trespass and the removal of carcasses or baits, and are advised that both bait and carcasses are dangerous to humans and animals.
DO NOT touch or eat bait
DO NOT EAT animals from this area
DO NOT bring dogs into this area
Further information is also available from Boffa Miskell Ltd during office hours on 0800 638 943, by writing to PO Box 110, Christchurch, or emailing email@example.com
The pesticide will be applied by Landcare Services, Contact: Graeme Larcombe, 03 696 3537 or 027 222 5467.