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Lockett Range TB control successfully completed

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 3:02 pm | TB Free NZ

Lockett Range TB control successfully completed TBfree New Zealand has completed the Lockett Range aerial possum control operation in Golden Bay to protect cattle and deer herds from bovine tuberculosis (TB). The operation is part of a wider TBfree ... More >>

Eradicating TB from Rangitoto Range

Monday, 23 June 2014, 3:15 pm | TB Free NZ

Farmers and environmentalists alike are touting the benefits of the aerial bovine tuberculosis (TB) control operation being undertaken in the Rangitoto Range west of Mangakino. The Rangitoto Range makes up a part of New Zealand’s 10 million hectare ... More >>

Eradicating TB from Rangitoto enhances biodiversity

Monday, 9 June 2014, 11:59 am | TB Free NZ

TBfree New Zealand is working with environmental groups to stamp out pests in the Rangitoto Range to control bovine tuberculosis (TB) and bring the birds back. The Hauhungaroa and Rangitoto ranges make up a part of New Zealand’s 10 million hectare ... More >>

Play your part in protecting the farming sector

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 12:49 pm | TB Free NZ

Farmers shifting stock this season are being urged to keep their contact details and animal movements up to date. “This will enhance New Zealand’s reputation as producers of safe, high quality products and safeguard farmers’ incomes, especially ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay TB control benefiting native wildlife

Monday, 28 April 2014, 11:55 am | TB Free NZ

Hawke’s Bay TB control benefiting native wildlife Farmers and environmentalists alike are touting the benefits of planned aerial bovine tuberculosis (TB) control operations this winter in Waipunga near the Taupo to Napier highway. Dennis Ward, ... More >>

NAIT information helps clear Northland TB infection

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 2:27 pm | TB Free NZ

Only one bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herd remains in Northland after the disease was cleared from six herds following decisive action by TBfree New Zealand. The single, remaining infected herd has recently had a whole herd TB test and is also on the ... More >>

Herd TB status changes encourage testing

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:01 am | TB Free NZ

Farmers and lifestylers are being encouraged to get their cattle and deer tested for bovine tuberculosis (TB) as soon as they have been registered with the TBfree New Zealand programme. More >>

Wild pigs a potential TB risk in Waikato

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 3:13 pm | TB Free NZ

Reports of wild pigs being illegally released and the risky disposal of their remains has prompted a Waikato farmer to speak out about the bovine tuberculosis (TB) threat it potentially poses to domestic cattle and deer. More >>

Ground-based methods control possums in rural Dunedin

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11:01 am | TB Free NZ

Ground control work is being undertaken in the rural outskirts of Dunedin to reduce the risk of bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected possums spreading the disease to cattle and deer herds. More >>

Catlins TB control also protects native birds and forest

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 12:35 pm | TB Free NZ

TBfree New Zealand will begin a joint possum control operation in the Catlins area across privately-owned and public conservation land to protect farmed cattle and deer from bovine tuberculosis (TB). More >>

Farmers urged to check service bulls are TB tested

Friday, 2 August 2013, 4:09 pm | TB Free NZ

TBfree New Zealand is encouraging herdowners to ensure the service bulls they lease this season are tested for bovine tuberculosis (TB) before allowing them near their existing herd. More >>

Joint possum control to benefit Kahurangi National Park

Monday, 29 July 2013, 1:01 pm | TB Free NZ

A Motueka conservation group, TBfree New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are working together to gain maximum benefits from possum control operations in the eastern reaches of Kahurangi National Park. More >>

First clear TB test for Taranaki infected herds

Monday, 15 July 2013, 2:28 pm | TB Free NZ

All six of the Taranaki region’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds showed no trace of the disease after the latest round of testing. TBfree Taranaki Committee Chairman Donald McIntyre said the test results are the first step towards ridding ... More >>

Talking TB to farmers in Northland

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 10:26 am | TB Free NZ

Northland farmers were updated on the region’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) infected herds at a recent meeting organised by TBfree New Zealand. More >>

Pro-active campaign to control TB in Taranaki

Monday, 8 April 2013, 9:53 am | TB Free NZ

TBfree New Zealand continues to take positive steps to manage bovine tuberculosis (TB) in several Taranaki herds. More >>

Local TBfree stalwart retires after three decades

Friday, 22 March 2013, 10:28 am | TB Free NZ

Well-known Helensville farmer John Glasson will retire from the TBfree Auckland Committee this month after 30 years at the forefront of the region’s mission to control bovine tuberculosis (TB). More >>

Sweet-smelling possums may help to eradicate TB

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 9:46 am | TB Free NZ

Using sex pheromones to capture possums is one example of the cutting-edge TB control initiatives featured in this year’s Animal Health Board (AHB) annual report and research report . A two-year study into using sexually receptive female possums as ... More >>

Reminder to TB test dairy service bulls

Friday, 21 September 2012, 10:46 am | TB Free NZ

The Animal Health Board (AHB) reminds all traders and receiving herdowners that there is no fee for bovine tuberculosis (TB) testing of bulls aged over 12 months that are entering the dairy industry. More >>

Change in deer tagging requirements

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 1:22 pm | TB Free NZ

Deer farmers will soon be able to use a NAIT-approved ear tag instead of an Animal Health Board (AHB) barcoded primary tag. From 1 October 2012, deer farmers have the option of tagging their animals with a National Animal Identification and Tracing ... More >>

Hokitika Township water supply tests clear for 1080

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 11:35 am | TB Free NZ

Water samples taken at the Hokitika Township water intake following an Animal Health Board aerial possum control operation have all come back clear of 1080. The samples were extracted by an independent company and analysed by Landcare Research. More >>