23 Nov 2010

Specialist tracker dog on island in stoat hunt

9:21 pm on 23 November 2010

A specialist tracking dog is being sent to Kapiti Island, off Paraparumu, to try to find a stoat seen there two weeks ago.

The Conservation Department has set up 20 traps and 160 tracking tunnels, but there has been no evidence of the predator since a contractor reported seeing it.

The department says a stoat-tracking dog and its handler normally based in Northland arrived on the island on Tuesday for an initial four days.