Progress on the control of lake weed on Lake Taupo is on the agenda for next week’s public meeting of Environment Waikato’s South Zone Biosecurity Subcommittee.
The subcommittee will also be discussing the reassessment of the use of 1080 to control possums in New Zealand. Regional Councils are involved in the review of its use, which is being done in response to lobbying from various groups opposed to its use.
Several community possum control projects to control bovine Tb will also be reported on, along with plant pest direct control operations. A management plan for wallabies will be reported on.
This is the last meeting of the current subcommittee. Nominations will be sought over the next couple of months for new committees for both the north (based in north Waikato) and south based in Te Kuiti) subcommittees. The nominations will be advertised in community newspapers.
The subcommittee meets on Thursday, May 23 in Te Kuiti.