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Published: 3 August, 2020

NOTIFICATION RE CONTINUATION OF AERIAL PREFEED APPLICATION IN THE AORERE BLOCK

 August 2020
 
NOTIFICATION RE CONTINUATION OF AERIAL PREFEED APPLICATION IN THE AORERE BLOCK
 
Further to earlier notification, Vector Free Marlborough Limited (VFML) wishes to advise landowners and other interested parties that it will be continuing the aerial application of non-toxic prefeed bait in the western portion of the Aorere block, from dawn on 04/08/2020.  It is expected this will take up to two days to complete, subject to weather.
 
The eastern portion of the Aorere block (refer accompanying map) had non-toxic prefeed aerially applied to it on 27/07/2020, but weather conditions prevented completion of the remainder.
   
The Aorere operation is being carried out on behalf of the Department of Conservation as part of its Tiakina Ngā Manu programme to control a range of introduced predators threatening vulnerable native species.  These species include whio, rock wren, kea, kaka, great spotted kiwi, Powelliphanta snails and long-tailed bats.  Additional information and maps of the project area may be obtained from the DOC and VFML websites or by contacting VFML per the details below.
 
Further notification will be provided prior to the aerial application of toxin beginning.
 
For more information please contact:
 
Operation Controller - Aorere
Vector Free Marlborough Limited
PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241
Free phone:  0508 548 008
Email:  communications@vectorfree.co.nz
Web:  www.vectorfree.co.nz
 
Vector Free Marlborough Limited (VFML) is proud to work alongside the Department of Conservation to deliver the 2019/20 Kahurangi project.  To learn more about our work please visit the VFML website.
    
Copyright © 2020 Vector Free Marlborough Limited, All rights reserved.

Published: 3 August, 2020

Outward Bound

Tēnā koutou,


Outward Bound is committed to recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a part of our strategic vision, and to enriching our connection with students from a Māori background.
In the past Outward Bound has worked to recruit instructors with strong connections to Te Ao Māori, however, this has met with only limited success. In our efforts to deepen our bi-cultural commitments and reach more New Zealanders, we would like to appeal directly to communities and individuals with strong links to Te Ao Māori.

Outward Bound 3 Day Invitational
To help achieve this whāinga, we would like to invite individuals with linkages to Te Ao Māori to attend a 3-day invitational course in August 2020.


The purpose of the invitational is to provide an Outward Bound experience that allows those attending to gain an insight into what we do. We will also showcase outdoor education as a career and our organisation as a workplace. We hope to gain ideas on recruiting staff from a Māori background and grow our understanding of how to better connect with Māori students.

Criteria for attending the invitational include:
• a strong interest in the development of people
• a strong interest in outdoor environments
• open to learning and sharing
• physically capable of completing a 3.2km run in under 25 minutes
• a good understanding of Te Ao Māori / Te Reo
• an interest in becoming an outdoor education instructor
• some maturity and life experience (most instructors are aged between 25-50 years)


Outward Bound OB 3 Day Invitational - (1.1 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

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Published: 31 July, 2020

Aorere Predator Control - Notification of Imminent Commencement of Aerial Prefeed Application

25 July 2020
 
NOTIFICATION OF IMMINENT COMMENCEMENT OF AERIAL PREFEED APPLICATION
 
Vector Free Marlborough Limited (VFML) wishes to advise landowners and other interested parties that it will be commencing the aerial application of non-toxic prefeed bait to the Aorere portion of the Kahurangi predator control project area from dawn on 27/07/2020.
 
The aerial application of non-toxic prefeed bait is expected to take up to two days to complete subject to weather.  Should conditions on the day prove unsuitable, work will begin on the first fine day thereafter.  Further notification will be provided in the event of an extended delay occurring.
 
Non-toxic prefeed bait will be aerially applied onto the following walking tracks in the operational area:

  • Heaphy Track between Aorere road-end and Lewis Hut
  • Shakespeare Flat Track

 
All tracks will remain open for public use while prefeeding takes place, but the track users should exercise care when aircraft pass overhead as bait may be aerially sown without warning.  As a precaution do not look up when aircraft are passing overhead.
 
The Aorere operation is being carried out on behalf of the Department of Conservation as part of its Tiakina Ngā Manu programme to control a range of introduced predators threatening vulnerable native species.  These species include whio, rock wren, kea, kaka, great spotted kiwi, Powelliphanta snails and long-tailed bats.  Additional information and maps of the project area may be obtained from the DOC and VFML websites or by contacting VFML per the details below.
 
Further notification will be provided prior to the aerial application of toxin beginning.
 
For more information please contact:
 
Operation Controller - Aorere
Vector Free Marlborough Limited
PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241
Free phone:  0508 548 008
Email:  communications@vectorfree.co.nz
Web:  http://www.vectorfree.co.nz/current-aerial-operations.html
 
Vector Free Marlborough Limited (VFML) is proud to work alongside the Department of Conservation to deliver the 2019/20 Kahurangi project.  To learn more about our work please visit the VFML website.
  
Copyright © 2020 Vector Free Marlborough Limited, All rights reserved.