Pests an­ni­hi­lated dur­ing Easter cull

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY -

A com­mu­nity ef­fort to erad­i­cate pests as well as en­joy the Easter hol­i­day went off with a bang.

A to­tal of 996 pests were caught in 48 hours and in­cluded mag­pies, rab­bits, hares, pos­sums and carp.

Or­gan­iser Josh True­man said the event was to get chil­dren out­doors.

‘‘It gets the kids off the couch, off the plays­ta­tion and into the out­doors to teach them bush tech­niques, how to look af­ter our en­vi­ron­ment that way pre­serv­ing it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,’’ he said.

Pro­ceeds went to the lo­cal Maori War­dens.

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