Restoring an island

Date: 1/8/2000

From July to October this year the Department of Conservation (DoC), in conjunction with the Tuhua Trust Board, will work to remove Norway rats, kiore and feral cats from Tuhua (Mayor Island) in the western Bay of Plenty.

Tuhua, a Maori-owned wildlife refuge administered by the Tuhua Trust, will be closed to the public throughout the three month eradication programme because toxins are being used. Signs will be put up at all landing sites on the island and public notices posted in newspapers throughout the region, as far as Auckland and the Waikato.

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