DoC says the aerial 1080 drop in the Manawatu Gorge has been deferred to 2019

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DoC says the aerial 1080 drop in the Manawatu Gorge has been deferr...

by Pam Vernon

I emailed DoC, Manawatu recently regarding the proposed aerial drop of 1080 in the Manawatu Gorge. The drop will not now happen until 2019 I'm told (see email below) ...

"... aerial application of cereal baits containing 1080 will not take place in 2018 due to a lack of favourable conditions within the consent timeframe."

I had asked in my email why 1080 is being used when the gorge, as per DoC's own blog  is trapped manually. I also asked if 1080 will be dropped into the Manawatu River. You can view the drop zone by visiting their site at this link. (Note, you will need to scroll down, read that page & tick the 'I accept' box at the bottom to view the map).

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