Rabbit control - Wembley Park sports grounds

No longer on display. Expired on July 24, 2021, 06:00 AM

A rabbit control operation will be held at Wembley Park sports grounds on these dates:

  • Monday, 19 July to Friday 23 July 2021
  • 10.00pm until dawn

The operations will take place at night between 10.00pm and dawn the next morning to minimise any disruption to nearby residents and businesses.

The entrances to Wembley Park will be staffed during the control operations to ensure no one enters the site. Signs will be in place during this time advising the areas are closed.

Whanganui Police have been required to approve these operations due to the use of firearms in an urban area.

Thermal imaging equipment will be used and firearms will use .22 calibre segmented bullets and be fitted with silencers.

The operation is weather dependent and may be postponed if conditions are unsuitable.