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21 February close-off for hunting ballot

21 February close-off for hunting ballot

Recreational hunters have until Monday 21 February to enter Greater Wellington’s ballot for hunting blocks in the Wainuiomata and Orongorongo catchment areas.

The Wainuiomata and Orongorongo catchment areas provide around 15 percent of Wellington’s water supply.

Chair of the Landcare Committee Councillor Chris Laidlaw said that, “This is a unique opportunity for recreational hunters to explore and enjoy an area that is normally off limits to the public.”

“Hunting plays a role in controlling animals in vital water collection areas and improves water quality,” said Cr Laidlaw.

Ten hunting blocks in the 6,500 hectare area will be available for four periods of five days during March and April. The ballot is restricted to 80 hunters.

To enter the ballot, an information pack and ballot entry form can be purchased for $5.00 from - Hunting Ballot, Greater Wellington, PO Box 40 847, Upper Hutt. Please make cheques payable to Greater Wellington. The non-refundable fee covers administration costs.

Ballot entries must be received by 12 noon on Monday 21 February.

The ballot will be held on Wednesday 23 February.

ENDS

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