Rabbits

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ways to get rid of increasing numbers of unwanted neighbours in the Lake Hayes area will be discussed at the Lake Hayes Pavilion today. Otago Regional Council’s holding a public drop-in session to talk to residents about the...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Rabbits are in the crosshairs again as the pests continue to multiply and cause havoc around Lakes Hayes and Shotover Country. Otago Regional Council’s to coordinate a landowner-led control operation targeting the rampant population, three years on from...

Dead on arrival

By GUY WILLIAMS Not all arrivals are welcome at Queenstown Airport. For some, it's terminal. And the next time a rat, stoat, ferret or hedgehog makes a flying visit to the airport, it'll be taking its life in its paws. In an environmental...
Rabbits are out of control in the Queenstown countryside – and Otago Regional Council's in the gun for it. Long-time local farmers and rural residents say the problem's never been worse. Jim Hunter, who lives above Lake Hayes, says there's a...
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