We have once again engaged the services of Precision Helicopters NZ Limited (Neal and Tanya Andrews) for the gorse control project in 2024.
Precision Helicopters is currently in the process of confirming shipping, accommodation and other details and proposes to be on the Island in mid-March 2024, with an expected departure date around mid-April.
There are a few changes to this year’s programme. Specifically, Environment Canterbury has pre-purchased all chemicals, which will be provided free of charge (gorse control only).
Landowners will only pay for the helicopter which will be $1,200 plus GST per hectare. As with previous years, the Environment Canterbury / Chatham Islands Council budget will match landowner contributions “dollar for dollar” until our budget is fully allocated.
Book control work
Landowners are strongly advised to book work early to avoid missing out.
For any work other than gorse spraying, Tanya will confirm any variation in charge-out rates when booking.