Council welcomes Environment Court decision

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council welcomes Environment Court decision

Hunua 1080 programme to go ahead
Auckland Council is pleased with the decision by the Environment Court released on 21 September confirming that it can go ahead with its planned 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges.

Extensive consultation programme by council

“The court is satisfied that an extensive consultation programme has been undertaken by the council and DOC to engage with those people who have the potential to be adversely affected by the proposed operation,” says Mace Ward, Auckland Council General Manager Parks, Sport and Recreation.

“In undertaking the operation, we are extremely cognisant that compliance with the conditions and authorisations to allow the operation to be carried out, will be met at every step.

Operation vital to protect biodiversity

“This operation is vital to protect biodiversity in Kohukohunui, home to a range of threatened bird and plant species, including the only naturally occurring population of endangered native kōkako.

“We are now looking at plans to commence the operation soon, as weather permits.”

In addition to the Hunua Ranges regional parklands and adjoining DOC administered reserves (including Mataitai), bait will also be applied to the private land where landowners have given permission.

Visit the Hunua Project OurAuckland page, or the Auckland Council website for further updates on the operation in the coming days.

Read the full Environment Court decision.

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