Public notice

Public notice: Aerial Rabbit Surveillance

Tuesday 6 June 2023

As part of its pest monitoring role, the Otago Regional Council is carrying out helicopter rabbit surveillance flights in some areas of Otago during June.

Information gathered from these flights is used to compile an accurate picture of Otago’s rabbit population.

Skilled and experienced pilots and council staff undertake these flights and ensure disruptions to land occupiers and stock are kept to a minimum.

Other pest species, included in the Regional Pest Management Plan (2019–2029), will also be surveyed during these flights.

A map of the area being surveyed is below.

For any enquiries, please contact or call 0800 474 082


Aerial Rabbit Surveillance Map North Otago