Rabbit cull at Taihape Cemetery historic graves threatened
The Rangitikei District Council (RDC) will be undertaking a
cull of the rabbit population within Taihape Cemetery to
reduce the numbers of this pest to manageable levels. Over
the last two months we have seen significant damage to lawns
and historic graves caused by the burrowing of
Our aim is to see a significant reduction in
rabbit numbers so that little, or no future damage, occurs
at the cemetery.
RDC has employed a commercial contractor
to commence the operation towards the end of January,
depending on weather. Letters to neighbouring landowners
will be sent well in advance of the operation taking place,
and signs will be erected letting cemetery visitors know a
control programme is occurring.
We understand this is a
very sensitive issue and care will be taken to minimise any
effects on those visiting loved ones buried in the
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