We manage extensive programmes - in both town and country - to keep possums to the low levels we have now achieved in Hawke’s Bay, control rooks, and support farmers with rabbit control. We may be able to assist with feral goats, deer, pigs, mustelids (Stoats, weasels) and feral cats.
Pest animals have a significant and adverse effect on the region's pasture, bush, and water quality and consequently on human health and the regional economy.
Regional control pest animals are possums, rabbits, and rooks.
We manage extensive programmes - in both town and country - to keep possums to the low levels we have now achieved in Hawke’s Bay. We have set a Rook Eradication Zones with the objective of eradicating rooks north of State Highway 5. We can support farmers in controlling rabbits.
Site specific programmes can be set up for some species under certain circumstances, ie feral goats, deer, pigs, mustelids and feral cats.
The Regional Council’s Animal Pest Advisory Team is responsible for the day to day management of the Regional Council’s animal pest programmes and site specific control work, plus advisory services. Ground work is chiefly carried out by contractors.
We rely on Hawke's Bay residents to be our eyes and ears looking out and reporting unusual organisms so we can respond immediately. Whether you are a landowner, lifestyle property owner or urban resident, there are animal pests that will require dealing with at some time or another.
If you would like help with a pest control problem, or wish to report anything you think our Pest Control team should know about you can do so on our Fix It page.
The animals listed below are classified as pests. Each animal falls in to one of the following management programmes:
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