We manage extensive animal pest control programmes. We can help with identifying and controlling pests.
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.
We have regional control programmes for:
Site specific programmes can be set up for some species under certain circumstances, including feral goats, deer, pigs, mustelids and feral cats.
The Regional Council’s Animal Pest Advisory Team has 50 years combined experience and 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.
Animal pest advisors from the Regional Council can help identify pests on your property, and provide advice on control.
Check out our pest hub for more information about pest and control methods.
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.
The animals listed below are classified as pests. Each animal falls in to one of the following management programmes:
Due to ongoing Cyclone Gabrielle recovery work in Hawke’s Bay, the move to Regional Council-led possum control has been put on hold.
Possum control remains the responsibility of landowners.
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