Westland District Council is pleased the Animal Health Board will abandon plans for an aerial drop of 1080 poison near Hokitika.
Instead the board will hand-place the pellets by hand, following concerns about potential impact on drinking water.
Westland Mayor Maureen Pugh says it's unusual for a council to oppose a 1080 drop. She sees the decision not to go ahead as a "common sense compromise".
Ms Pugh says it may set a precedent for other planned aerial 1080 drops.