Friday, 1 September 2017 3:53 p.m.
RE: A24s - when and how to use
DDG Ops Advice request Goodnature traps August 2017 - DOC-3149845.doc
Please find attached (and on DOC‐3149845) the advice requested by
This advice includes a copy of last Friday's email on how the Trounson trial and Fiordland
observations have been taken into account.
We await direction on how you would like us to engage with Goodnature to progress the testing
and modification of their excluder, with respect to kea protection and predator control efficacy.
Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:58 a.m. To: Subject:
FW: A24s ‐ when and how to use
Sending straight on to you
Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:57 a.m. To:
A24s ‐ when and how to use
Official Information Act
Thanks for the discussion yesterday. I think that the team has probably covered off most of the points I
was raising in regards to considering the full range of data in providing their advice, so my not take long to
provide back the assurance I am seeking (which I will now provide to
as he is back in role
Specifically the advice I saw appeared to be silent on data relating to 1.7 million trap nights of data from
I believe), plus research that
has done involving A24s? I just want
assurance this information was part of the context considered by the TAG in providing its advice.
For whatever decision
makes, I wanted to be able to provide some information to use in
communications, and address current mental models/statements that are circulating. It can form part of
the context for
Different mental models include:
In relation to no evidence of dead kea:
1. Kea would be scavenged as rats and stoats are, so we would not see evidence
2. Kea may be injured and move away from the 1