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Kaharoa Kokako Trust - Change of Plan for Workday this Saturday

posted: Thu, June 23, 2022

There has had to be a change to the plan for the workday this coming Saturday. Meet back at the usual venue at the shelter on Kapukapu Road at 9am this Saturday and there will be other jobs needing to be done. See our website for more information and if you are able to help, please contact Graeme Young on 0274 527 168. Graeme’s email is below for more information.

Hi all you Kaharoa Kokako supporters

Firstly thank you to all of you have replied to my earlier email for support on the workday this Saturday.

We have a change. There are a number of reasons including action by our contractors (wilding pine control, a contract hunter and weed control has stopped us getting into the bush during the weekdays) but more importantly the offer of help from these 4 amazing folk. . https://www.rovenz.co.nz/ https://www.rovenz.co.nz/the-team

So we are moving back to our normal venue at the shelter on Kapukapu Road. Same time. Saturday at 9 am.

I have a bunch of jobs to do including installing hand-line ropes, fixing a few bait stations, and checking brand new tracks in the Onaia West and Aislabie blocks and even creating a new track or two. Should be a great day and I am looking forward to being able to cross a few jobs off my to do list before the 2022 pest op starts in earnest.

For those who have already replied I will assume you are still coming and for the rest of you I look forward to a few more responses.

Here are a list of dates for our upcoming pest control operation. We are using just Pindone which means there are no restrictions as to who can help so please add these dates into your diaries. I can suggest the days where we are doing any monitoring (RTI = Rat Tracking Index where we get the tracking cards from the tunnels) should be really good days to bring the kids.

Date

Day

Event

15/07/2022

Friday

Pest op 2022 - DOC put pre-op cards for RTI out into tunnels

16/07/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pre-op RTI cards collected, H&I winter assessment, wax tags put out.

23/07/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Wax tags collected.

3/08/2022

Wednesday

Pest op 2022 - BCA cadets - Pindone put into bait stations (0.75kg).

6/08/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pindone put into bait stations (0.75kg).

20/08/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pindone top up put into stations (0.5kg).

17/09/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pindone residues removed from bait stations

28/09/2022

Wednesday

Pest op 2022 - DOC put post-op cards for RTI out into tunnels

29/09/2022

Thursday

Pest op 2022 - BCA cadets - Post-op RTI, H&I Spring assessment.

25/11/2022

Friday

Pest op 2022 - DOC put pre-op cards for RTI out into tunnels

26/11/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pre-op RTI card collected.

29/11/2022

Tuesday

Pest op 2022 - BCA cadets - Pindone put into bait stations (0.5kg).

3/12/2022

Saturday

Pest op 2022 - Volunteers workday - Pindone put into bait stations (0.5kg).

1-10/01/2023

Pest op 2022 - Pindone residues removed


Note for the first time we are looking to smash those rats twice to ensure the kokako have a decent shot at fledging chicks right through the breeding season. Removing the Pindone in the New Year will be ‘interesting’ as I am assuming many of you will be away for the holidays. So we have set aside a full 10 days to carry out that op in case we are doing it with only 4 or 5 of us.

Thank you all!

Cheers

Graeme Young

0274 527 168


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