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Reply #15 - May 23rd, 2020 at 1:15pm
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Possum control, wallaby culling, needs those kind of people and a certification in that area. A practical and/or an individual mentor to build competent people that can get results and fit for purpose. Or like in the building trade if you can demonstrate years of competence in the area, you get the tick, and a decent pay.  Would be great.

Jobs like wilding pine control could require a bit less in the skills section if well orginsed working in small teams.  There is something like this already being organised in the Mackenzie paying $23 hour. I think thats a bit too little, but its a start.
  

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Reply #16 - May 23rd, 2020 at 1:45pm
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The understanding (and so expectations) around culling and ecological benefits has moved on a little since the good old days.

And the oft quoted response to bounty's (that they simply result in farming) have more than  a grain of truth behind it too.

Fact is that the value (ecologically) of  a pest removed varies from place to place, and then also over time in the same place. Makes it difficult to design a remuneration model that adequately rewards the workers while also providing the right incentives.
  
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Reply #17 - May 24th, 2020 at 10:22am
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headcase wrote on May 23rd, 2020 at 9:04am:
It only going to suit a few select few. It takes a certain kind of person, and not too tied to family matters. Days spent away from home, ability to both work alone and as a team when required. Some skills, good judgement, and able to take responsibility for ones self. I dont actually think there are a lot of people can click the ticket.


I'll do it, but only if the wages are such that I can buy half a house after 5 years
  
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Reply #18 - May 24th, 2020 at 10:27am
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Max wrote on May 23rd, 2020 at 1:45pm:
The understanding (and so expectations) around culling and ecological benefits has moved on a little since the good old days.

And the oft quoted response to bounty's (that they simply result in farming) have more than  a grain of truth behind it too.

Fact is that the value (ecologically) of  a pest removed varies from place to place, and then also over time in the same place. Makes it difficult to design a remuneration model that adequately rewards the workers while also providing the right incentives.


Wow I learn't more from this than anything
  
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Reply #19 - May 24th, 2020 at 3:31pm
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As an observer and occasional player of the wilding Pine issue in the Central North Island I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that 'farming' does indeed go on.  35 years of watching the goings-on, and the fact they(pines) are still prolific would indicate to me that an awful lot on money has been wasted, and an awful lot of contractors are smiling all the way to the bank
  
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Reply #20 - May 25th, 2020 at 10:02am
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Whatever way the powers that be tackle the Wallaby problem it is a big problem already and likely to become worse.
  
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