Latest Omori Kuratau Ratepayers Association Minutes Summary: November 8th, 2023. Full Details in pdf at bottom of this summary. Treasurers Report as at 8 November $57,335.20 and no outstanding liabilities. Business/Agenda Items Summary 1) Update from Kuratau Erosion Committee. 2) Lake level review outcome. 3) Christmas/New Year security arrangements. 4) Defibrillators report. 5) Impact new proposed bins would have on our community. 6) Managing 2 x OKRA databases. 7) Rabbit subcommittee report. 8) Status of water plant upgrade. 9) New 2024 Committee discussion. 10) Seat outside firestation. 11) Latest on Omori boatramp. 12) Problems with reserves being blocked by vehicles and boats Full November 8th Omori/Kuratau Ratepayers Minutes.
Predator Tallies Report – October , 2023
October 2023 Predator Tallies (November Tallies Coming Soon) Greetings Trapping Supporters Our rat total for October was again 30 rats, three below the September total giving us a new grand total of 4957 rats which means we now only have 43 rats to catch to bring up the 5000th rat – and yes, we are still on target to reach this mark in December, eg We took out totals of 43 rats in Nov/Dec 2021 and 69 rats in Nov/Dec 2022. The Omori/Kuratau lines of the Peter, Gray and Dennis lines took out 4 rats each while the Lake Kuratau line took out a total of 8. As a matter of interest our rat numbers don’t go up dramatically until March of each year but with Lake Kuratau now included – who knows!!! Mice = 15. Possums = 9 ( 3 only taken out from Omori/Kuratau lines which now seem to be back under control while 6 possums were taken out on the Lake Kuratau line). Cats = 0. Hedgehogs = 3 Ferrets/Stoats = 0. Rabbits = a massive 139 rats were taken out and 92 of these were taken out on the new Will Shirer/Dave line – our single best effort to date. Many thanks to Dave Boylan – Wills’ neighbour who shot 82 of these. Lures: New fish paste and grain-based lighter colour lures are now on sale. The grain-based seemed to last better in the traps when there was a lot of rain but but the fish-paste lures we now purchase from ‘Dead Rat Ltd’ of Blenheim now seem to be lasting just as long Many thanks for your greatly appreciated continued support and the many generous donations. Cheers Russell Shaw, Omori/Kuratau Trapping Co-ordinator 180 Omori Road. Phone: (07) 386 667 . Email: