OIA-E-282 (additional response)
11 December 2014
[FYI request #2156 email]
Dear Mr Webber,
Thank you for your follow up letter dated the 5th of December requesting
further information about the wasp nest mite biological release undertaken in
the early 1990’s.
This control operation was not a DOC lead project. We do not hold any data
or information relating to it.
Therefore we are unfortunately unable to provide you with any further
It might be worthwhile however to contact Landcare Research Scientist
Darren Ward who specialises in wasps in New Zealand 09 574 4223 or;
the Ministry of Primary Industries Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline on 0800
80 99 66.
Both these organisations are involved in biological control of wasps and may
have had some involvement or access to information relating to the control on
Alternatively should you require any general information on wasp biological
control, a DOC entomologist is able available to assist. If this is of interest,
please feel free to contact Mr Eric Edwards via email ([email address])
or by phoning him directly 04 495 8593.
Conservation Services Manager
Lower North Island
DOCDM-1528571 - Kapiti Wasp Control OIA letter follow up