The decision by OSPRI to ban use of quads

Rural Exchange 03/12/2017

Government pest-control agency OSPRI is banning its workers and contractors from using quad bikes because of the safety risk. On average, quad bikes are involved in over a quarter of all work-related farm deaths, with five quad bike deaths last year. OSPRI, which runs the TB-free programme, manages possum control and pest management over 5.5m hectares of New Zealand each year. Chief executive Michelle Edge, joined us to discuss the move.

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