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TB Management Areas

TB Management Areas

OSPRI’s TBfree programme aims to control and eradicate bovine TB from New Zealand. To achieve this aim we have created a framework of TB Management areas that set out our plans at a local level.

TB plan goals

Our Eradication Goals

To protect the value and quality of New Zealand’s cattle and deer farming industries, OSPRI’s TBfree programme is now working towards the complete eradication of bovine tuberculosis (TB) from New Zealand.

The key goals of the TBfree programme are to eradicate TB from livestock by 2026, from possums by 2040 and from all hosts of the disease across the whole of New Zealand by 2055. This presents an exciting opportunity for OSPRI to build on the success of the TBfree programme so far, with major benefit for farmers and the wider communities and regions where we work.

Role of TB Management Areas

Pest management under the TB Plan will be delivered through a framework of over 100 Tuberculosis Management Areas (TMAs) according to disease patterns, geographical features, control history, and future control needs. This will enable possum control and wildlife disease surveys to be planned and contracted in an efficient manner, and will provide a local focus for communications and consultation with land  occupiers, communities and groups interested in or affected by our operations. Each TMA will have an approximate planned target date for eradication.

For more information please see our TMA overview factsheet

TMA Notices

Each year OSPRI will publish a notice for each TMA, which will describe at local level any possum control or wildlife survey work planned for the coming year, as well as providing a forward view of further work that will be required to achieve TB eradication. These notices will be distributed to local landowners and interested parties, and will be readily available on-line or by request.

It is important to note that TMA notices do not replace formal notification of any specific past control operation. In particular, affected land occupiers will be further notified in writing and will also be contacted personally by our pest management contractors, well before commencement of any work.

2017/18 TMA Notices

Northern North Island TMAs

Bay of Plenty

East Taupo

Hatepe Lake

Hauhungaroa

Hikumutu

National Park

Retaruke

Turangi

Waihohonu

West Taupo

Whakahoro

Whangamarino

Whirinaki

Southern North Island TMAs

Central Wairarapa

Kaweka

Ngamatea-Timahanga

North East Wairarapa

Northern Tararua

Raetihi Buffer

Rangipo

Rimutaka-Hutt

Ruapehu

South East Wairarapa

Taihape

Tutaekuri-Waitara

Urewera

Whanawhana to Opouahi

Northern South Island TMAs

Avon

Awatere Catchment

Clarence Reserve

Conway-Waiau

Glencoe

Hurunui-Waipara

Kaikoura

Molesworth Clarence Reserve

Rolleston Range

Waiau-Hurunui

Wairau-Waihopai

WCT Buller

WCT Buller Coast

WCT Coastal Karamea

WCT Grey

WCT Grey West

WCT Hari Hari

WCT Hokitika Waitaha

WCT Southern Paparoa

WCT Tasman

WCT West Coast Divide

WCT Westland

Southern South Island TMAs

Akatore Tokomairiro (no activities in 2017/18)

Blue Mountains

Catlins Otago Southland

Hokonui

Lindis

Morven Bendigo

Nevis

North Otago Buffer

Pisa

Roxburgh

South Canterbury Core

South Canterbury High Country

South Canterbury South

Timaru Creek

Wanaka Hawea

Western Southland


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