Spraying in Waipā
Council spray Waipā’s parks and reserves to control weed infestations and plants that are pests to the area.
In late-October, we will be spraying areas of turf in Waipā that we have broadleaf weed infestations, to control the spread we complete targeted spray programs to cut off the lifecycle of the plant.
Our contractor will do the annual broadleaf spraying but our parks team also use the same spray from around the district.
The work will take 5-7 days and is weather dependent. The ideal weather for spraying is mild with low or no wind, we may have to delay or reschedule spraying due to wind or rain.
The main plants that we are targeting are:
Onehunga weed (prickles)
Cape weed (yellow flowering plant)
Any broadleaf plants on sports turf fields
The active ingredients in the spray are:
The sites that we will be spraying are:
- Athletic Park
- John Kerkhof Park (Cambridge Soccer)
- Memorial Park (Hautapu Rugby)
- Victoria Square
- Gil Lumb Park & council road verges along Pope Terrace
- Leamington Rugby
- Gwyneth Common
- Thompson Street Playground
- Cambridge Oval (Pengover Ave)
- Athlone Drive Reserve (Horotiu Pa)
- Road verge of Shakespeare Street at the low-level bridge
- Leamington Polo field & Lamb Street Road verge
- Shelly/Bracken St Road verge
- Carlyle/Browning St (corner road verge)
- ANZAC Green
- Selwyn Park
- Albert Park & road verge
- Sherwin Park
- TA Stadium
- Swarbrick Dr Reserve
- Castleton Park
- Anchor Park
- Kihikihi Domain Cricket field
- Lake Ngāroto turf area
- Karāpiro village reserve
- Waipuke reserve
Other spraying in the district
There is also spraying of some of our waterways in Waipā. Waikato Regional Council are responsible for the waterways and Toitū Te Whenua - Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) conduct spraying of lakeweed.
For more information on spraying on our district’s waterways, visit the LINZ website – current and upcoming control work. You can also contact LINZ on 0800 665 463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.