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Animal Poisoning Warning: , Havelock North

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Animal Poisoning Warning: Anderson Park, Havelock North

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr Lester Calder and Hastings District Council’s Community Safety Manager, Malcom Hart, today issued a warning, advising members of the public to control their dogs and ensure their children do not touch dead or dying birds when in Anderson Park, off Te Aute Road in Havelock North.

This warning is precautionary and follows the recent deaths of a large number of birds, as well as some cats and one dog in the park. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of these deaths.

Staff from the Public Health Unit, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Hastings District Council have undertaken an assessment of the park grounds. No toxic substances have yet been found. The Hastings District Council is putting up temporary warning signs.


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