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.