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Possum control operation on Flagstaff

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 5:17 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Dunedin’s native wildlife will soon reap the rewards of pest control close to the city with OSPRI’s TBfree programme possum control work around Flagstaff beginning next month. More >>

Northern Remutaka possum control operation set to fly

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:45 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

An aerial 1080 possum control operation in the Northern Remutaka Range will begin in the next appropriate weather window. More >>

OSPRI Works with Volunteers to Tackle Possums in Dunedin

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:34 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI and the Landscape Connection Trust (LCT) are working together to reduce the numbers of possums in sensitive coastal areas near Dunedin. More >>

Kapakapanui possum control operation postponed

Monday, 18 December 2017, 12:53 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

An aerial 1080 possum control operation in the Kapiti Coast foothills of the Tararua Ranges has been postponed until February 2018. More >>

Moving Day: need to know

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 9:43 am | OSPRI New Zealand

It’s a familiar date in the dairying diary, Moving Day, and here’s what herd owners need to know to meet their NAIT and TBfree requirements when moving their dairy herd to a new farm. More >>

Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:51 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industry’s investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealand’s TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. More >>

Southern Rimutaka pest control operation postponed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:14 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Unsettled spring weather has postponed a planned aerial possum control operation in the southern Rimutaka Ranges and East Harbour Regional Park until next year. More >>

Aerial pest control operation for Ruapehu district

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 10:22 am | OSPRI New Zealand

TBfree programme manager OSPRI will collaborate with the Conservation Department (DOC) to undertake a pest control operation over about 44,000 hectares of rugged alpine native bush in the Ruapehu district during September. More >>

Number of TB infected herd numbers at all-time record low

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:14 am | OSPRI New Zealand

The number of bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds has dropped below 40 for the first time in the history of New Zealand’s TBfree programme delivered by OSPRI. According to this week’s figures, an all-time low of 36 herds were infected with ... More >>

New phase for NAIT programme

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:55 am | OSPRI New Zealand

July is the start of the next phase for OSPRI’s NAIT programme with the three-year exemption period for pre-NAIT cattle now over. This means that all cattle must be tagged and registered in the NAIT system, even if they are not leaving your property ... More >>

Mount Roy aerial pest management operation on hold

Friday, 26 June 2015, 1:16 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

The Mount Roy aerial possum control operation near Wanaka, carried out by OSPRI’s TBfree programme, is on hold due to ongoing unsuitable weather conditions. More >>

Call OSPRI if you’re moving this Gypsy Day

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 11:55 am | OSPRI New Zealand

Don’t put your livelihood at risk when moving or selling stock over the Gypsy Day period; make sure you call OSPRI to update your NAIT and TBfree details and record all animal movements. “This will help protect New Zealand’s reputation as a producer ... More >>

Free workshops to up-skill NAIT users

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:12 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Farmers are being encouraged to get along to a series of workshops on how to use OSPRI’s National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) programme. More >>

New OSPRI Chief Executive appointed

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 1:25 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI Chairman Jeff Grant has today announced the appointment of Michelle Edge as Chief Executive of OSPRI. More >>

TB testing reductions another step in eradication

Friday, 27 February 2015, 10:23 am | OSPRI New Zealand

Farmers and OSPRI continue to make good progress in their fight against bovine tuberculosis (TB) as high risk areas are reduced. More than 3190 herds across 937,100 hectares will benefit from reductions in both Movement Control Areas (MCA) and cattle and ... More >>

TBfree to meet North Buller residents over pest control

Monday, 9 February 2015, 11:41 am | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI’s TBfree programme has listened to the local community and will present new plans for its Buller North aerial 1080 possum control operation at a meeting in Ngakawau Hall on Wednesdayevening. More >>

Bovine TB infection contained in central North Island

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 10:49 am | OSPRI New Zealand

Positive steps have been taken to control a bovine tuberculosis (TB) infection in the Mangakino area that has affected several herds run as part of the same business. NAIT and LIC data has allowed OSPRI’s TBfree veterinarians to trace any stock that ... More >>

Tests confirm no 1080 in Blackball water supply

Monday, 2 February 2015, 11:00 am | OSPRI New Zealand

The TBfree programme, managed by OSPRI, has completed extensive testing of the Blackball Township water supply. This follows the aerial application of 1080 bait for possum control over much of the water supply catchment last October. TBfree Northern South ... More >>

OSPRI delivers IT excellence

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:22 am | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI delivers IT excellence OSPRI’s new disease management system has received two prestigious accolades from the Institute of IT Professionals. The team behind OSPRI’s new system won both the IT Project Excellence and the Excellence in Software ... More >>

Protecting your winter grazing business

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:16 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

Both graziers and those sending animals for grazing have obligations under the NAIT programme to record the movements of animals from farm to farm. It is the grazier’s responsibility to record a NAIT movement from the grazing block to the home farm ... More >>