Pest Management

DOC to work with iwi over wild pig problem

[6 May/Radio NZ] The Department of Conservation said it would consult with its iwi partners on what to do about wild pigs in a Northland kauri forest. Conservationists noticed the extensive pig damage in the remote Warawara and Herekino forests. The forests contained some of the largest stands of ancient kauri in the north. DOC’s...

Federated Farmers: New rabbit virus a relief for farmers

[5 March/The Country] The new rabbit haemorrhagic virus disease strain, RHDV1 K5 has been approved for release and is a relief for farmers affected by the pest according to Federated Farmers. A high country farmer who represented Federated Farmers on the cross-sector group co-ordinating the K5 initiative, Andrew Simpson, said the timing of this is...