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Pest control night shooting - Tekapo, Pūkaki and lower Ohau rivers

The National Wallaby Eradication Programme intends to implement its quarterly wallaby control by night shoot, in weekdays from Monday 18 September to Friday 6 October 2023 in the Tekapo, Pūkaki and lower Ohau rivers.

The shoot is weather dependent.

Some follow up control will be completed if animals are sighted but not able to be destroyed and in areas where cover is thicker or areas where higher numbers are known to be present. This follow up control will be completed during daytime hours with a gun/dog team. Environment Canterbury are planning on co-ordinating this with helicopter control in the rivers also. You will be re-advised if and when the helicopter component goes ahead.

Public will be advised through radio announcement the week before and during the week of operation.

Warning Signage will be posted at normal points of entry.

For questions or concerns, contact Luke Biddle at Environment Canterbury on 027 306 9427.