In response to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in New Zealand, we have created a protocol designed to minimise the risk of unintentional transfer of the disease as a result of Council activities carried out by Council staff and contractors.

The protocol is relevant when staff and contractors are operating or moving:

  • Between sites, waterways, water races, land drainage schemes or river catchments; or
  • From one water body to another.

Please note: The Council’s protocol relates to Council activities only. For general information on Mycoplasma bovis and how to prevent the spread of the disease, visit the Ministry for Primary Industries webpage.

View the Council Protocol for Controlling the Risk of Mycoplasma Bovis Contamination [PDF, 627 KB].