Herbicide spraying in the Taupō District
Sportsgrounds, parks and reserves around the Taupō District will be sprayed with herbicide from now until April as part of our annual maintenance programme.
We will be applying herbicide to control weeds and will do it on weekdays as weather allows between 6am and 3pm.
Parks operations manager Andrew Moor said signs would be erected on areas being sprayed to alert the community.
“We advise people to keep off the grass while spraying is taking place and stay away until the grass has dried,” he said.
“We do try to complete the work as quickly as possible to minimise the inconvenience.”
The herbicides used will be either Archer 750 (active ingredient Clopyralid), Agritone 750 (active ingredient MCPA as dimethylamine salt) or Quantum (active ingredient diflufenican).
Areas likely to be sprayed are:
- Owen Delany Park No.1 field, level 2 and 3 fields
- Crown Park
- Hickling Park
- Kaimanawa Reserve
- Mangakino Rugby Ground
- Tutemohuta Reserve
- Turangitukua Park
- Besley Park
- Tongariro South and North Domain
- Riverside Park and Amphitheatre
- Jarden Mile Community Park
- Taharepa Reserve