Mowing, Grading and Spraying Schedules

​​Planned Work

Grading

Updated 29 June 2020 for week ending 2 August 2020

​Week North​​SouthOther​
​29 June - 5 July​Huia
Roto
Kakahi Valley
​Knight
Paraketu
Waihuka
Takiri
Waione
Amos
​6 - 12 July​Mangatarata
Ohura Peak Trig
Wilkie
Waro
Heao
​Kokomiko
Ongarue Stream
Okauka
Jones
​13 - 19 July​Tokirima
Opatu
​Uepango
Borch
Kelland
Jurgen
McLennan
Viles Access
Lairdvale Road
Marsack
​20 - 26 July​Gower
Kaikara
Kokopuiti
Aorangi
​Maher
Blair
Whanganui Valley
Mokokomiko
Hikumutu
Otapouri
​27 July - 2 August​Koiro
Saddlers
TeMaire Valley
​Kawautahi
Oio

Mowing

Updated 29 June 2020

No mowing this week.

Spraying (weather dependent)​​

Updated 29 June 2020

No spraying this week.

Mowing, Grading and Spraying Descriptions

Description​Explanation
​Arm (Reach) Mowing Arm mowing ​is done to mow grass and vegetation on the roadside banks of both sealed and unsealed roads. Arm mowers are used on the roadsides of unsealed roads as they are more suited to the uneven sides than a horizontal berm mower.
One round of arm mowing takes place across the District per season.
Verge (Berm) Mowing​Verge or berm mowing is used to mow the vegetation on the sides of sealed roads. Berm mowing is carried out on sealed roads because the roadside shoulders are fairly regular and there is a smaller risk of stones being projected away from the mower. 
Two rounds of berm mowing are carried out per season.
​Saw Blades​Saw blade work is carried out to cut back overhanging branches encroaching on the road that are larger than the mowers can handle. It is carried out during winter. There is a large programme of work that is being addressed over a few years.
​Drain and Plant Pest Spraying​Spraying is carried out twice per year to keep roadside drains free of vegetation. Contractors are allowed to use Glyphosate, Metsulfuron, Grazon and Tordon for this and for plant pest spraying.
Plant pest spraying from the road edge to the road boundary (fencelines) is carried out around the District. This is to spray for plants identified by Horizons Regional Council’s Plant Pest Strategy. This year we are targeting tutsan, broom, blackberry and gorse.  As Council only has a limited budget for plant pest spraying, large infestations are targeted first.
Council maintains a No Spray register if people wish to apply for their property frontage to not be sprayed.

Please contact Council if you would like to advise of any locations for saw blade, mowing, plant pest or spraying work or if you would like to apply to join the No Spray Register.


 

Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2020 2:11pm