Urgent action is needed to develop new approaches and improve
tools to protect New Zealand's environment and economy from
pests as some older approaches to pest management become
''obsolete'', a new Royal Society of New Zealand report says.
On the surface Todd Campbell was a ''healthy, strapping young
lad'', who was the life of the party, but behind the smile he
struggled with epilepsy, a condition which ultimately claimed
his life aged 22.
High rabbit numbers combined with warmer winters and a lack
of resources could mean contractors will struggle to complete
the poisoning programmes needed to keep pest numbers down to
acceptable levels this winter.