Controlled Area Notice under the Biosecurity Act 1993

Section 131 – Controlled Area, Movement Controls and Procedures in Respect of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) – Waiheke Island and Surrounding Area

Commencement

1. This Notice takes effect at 17:00 on and from 10 May 2005.

Controlled Area Declaration

2. Pursuant to section 131(2) of the Biosecurity Act 1993, the area within New specified in Schedule 1 is declared to be an area that is controlled for the purpose of limiting the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease, being an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. This area is referred to as "the Controlled Area" in the rest of this Notice.

Notice of Movement Controls

3. Pursuant to section 131(3)(a) of the Biosecurity Act 1993, notice is hereby given that the movement of things listed in Schedule 2, Part 1 (below) into, within or from any part of the Controlled Area is prohibited, except with the written permission of an inspector or authorised person appointed under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The movement of things listed in Schedule 2, Part 2, below) from the Controlled Area is prohibited, except with the written permission of an inspector or authorised person appointed under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Notice of Compulsory Treatment and Procedures

4. Pursuant to section 131(3)(b) of the Biosecurity Act 1993, notice is hereby given that all the organisms, organic material, risk goods, or other goods within the Controlled Area as are specified in Schedule 3 below must be subject to such treatment and procedures as are specified in that Schedule unless a written exemption is given by an inspector or authorised person appointed under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Notes for Information

5. Any person who wishes to obtain the permission of an inspector or authorised person to carry out a movement that would otherwise be prohibited by this Notice or to obtain an exemption from an inspector or authorised person should contact telephone 0800 809966

Schedule 1 – Controlled Area

All that area of land of the island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand known as Waiheke Island and all small islands and sea contained within 500 metres from the low water mark of Waiheke Island.

Schedule 2 – Things subject to Movement Control

Part 1

a) All animals at significant risk of being host to FMD, being:

  • pigs (all members of family Suidae)
  • Camels, dromedaries, llamas, vicunas, alpacas (all members of family Camelidae)
  • Cattle, sheep, goats, zebus, buffaloes, yaks (all members of family Bovidae)
  • Deer (all members of family Cervidae)

whether live animals, carcasses or germplasm (genetic material), and whether domestic or feral.

b) Any soil, hay, animal feeds, equipment, utensils, effluent, conveyances, vehicles, waste, or rejected matter, or other goods that may have been in contact with any animal described in a) above.

c) Any clothing and/or footwear worn while working with any animal described in a) above

Part 2

a) Any parts of any animal described in a) above including hides, milk, wool, meat, carcasses and velvet.

Schedule 3 – Compulsory Treatment and Procedures

a) Animal products (meat, milk, by-products) from animals listed in Schedule 2 that are intended to be fed to pigs in the Controlled Area must be treated to inactivate FMD virus by cooking or pasteurisation.
Signed at Wellington this 10th day of May 2005
Peter Thomson signature

Peter Scott Thomson
Chief Technical Officer
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

  

 

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