Efforts to cull deer high up in the Raukumara Ranges in Tairawhiti is putting fresh venison on the tables of those who need it most.
Gisborne hunters Lisa and Rob Daunton have shot over 100 deer on Puketoro Station - the deer are considered a nuisance, eating grass needed for stock.
As part of a community project they've provided two tonnes of processed venison to local foodbanks.
And they've also got other hunters on board. Lisa Daunton talks to Jesse.