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Visit the Kuratau Omori Preservation Society page (Click Here) for a report on their 2019 AGM and how you can help make a submission regarding the D2/D3 - 81 section subdivision.

 

 

                                                            The OKRA Review of Taupo’s Growth Strategy TD2050:

                                                            In October, your Committee supported Kuratau Omori Preservation

                                                            Society (KOPS) in their submission to prevent approval being granted

                                                            for the establishment of an 81 section subdivision in an area known as

                                                            D2/D3 Blocks. This area borders Te Waaka Tce, Pihanga Road,

                                                            Taringa Ave and the Whio Whio Reserve through to the Kuratau River.

This application requires resource consent and our submission is that this resource application should be publicly notifiable. We would welcome your input. You can view and download both the OKRA and KOPS submissions in pdf format below.

Download Christmas 2018 Newsletter

Minutes of OKRA meeting

2 February 2019

Omori Kuratau Pest Management Update

 Omori/Kuratau Pest Management Group Report to January 31, 2019 Although variable, we average about 17 rats in January so we are slightly above average this year. Rats = 21. (8 last year) 12 of the rats were caught with donated traps. Mice = 4. (6 last year) 4 Stoats/Weasels/Ferrets. (7 last Year) There have been many sightings and we have extra traps out around the village and hope to improve on this number in February. Cats = 5. (1 last year) Possums = 2. ( 0 last year) . Hedgehogs = 8. (8 last year) As well as our normal rat and mustelid lure (fish paste based) we are also trialling a 90% grains and 10% sweeteners formulation which has a very potent smell to see how this compares with our current lure. Over the years we have trialled many different lures but have always found our crushed fish paste lure achieves the best results – but try it we will. Again, please let me know if you sight any predators (stoats/feral cats) and we will put out a trap where they were sighted. In addition to our 300 DoC 200 traps on our traplines, we have another 16 traps out to try to catch these predators. In a couple of weeks we will also have another 10 traps ready to deploy. Kind regards to you all and enjoy the wonderful weather. TallyTotals to 31 Jan, 2019 Russell Shaw OKPMG Co-ordinator Contact Details: Ph: (07) 386 6667, Email: sspub@reap.org.nz 180 Omori Road

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