Notification spraying at Karapiro Gully, Cambridge
Notification of intention to conduct aerial Woolly Nightshade spraying at Karapiro Gully, Cambridge
Waipā District Council will conduct an aerial spraying programme at Karapiro Gully east of the area known as Carters flat to control Woolly nightshade (Solanum mauritianum) and a small area of Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) and Gorse (Ulex europaeus).
A helicopter will apply the agrichemicals picloram and triclopyr (trade name Trichloram Brushkiller*), Organosilicone** and Antifoam*** by aerial spot spraying between 24 March and 14 April 2021 (weekdays only) as weather permits. Expected duration for the operation is one day.
Sensitive areas such as the Karapiro Stream and riparian margins within the Recreation Reserve are excluded from the spraying zone. To avoid contamination of these areas or any nearby residential, rural and commercial properties, spraying will only occur when wind conditions are right. People who may be affected in the adjoining area will be notified in writing. The spray plan for the operation is available for viewing.
During this operation, the reserve and close by walkways, such as ‘Anne’s Patch’ will be closed to the public.
For enquiries relating to this please contact CommunityServicesAdministrator@waipadc.govt.nz (Subject: Woolly Nightshade Control Karapiro Gully) or phone WDC Customer Support team on 0800 924 723.