A Wanaka bar has taken to helping deal with Central Otago's rabbit plague by offering half-price beer to patrons who bring in dead rabbits.
Bullock Bar manager Margo Johnston said the bar would offer half-price jugs to anyone who brought in four rabbits. "Hopefully it will eradicate a few rabbits from Central Otago farmland," she said.
Queenstown Lakes District licensing agency inspector Mary Rose Fitzgerald said she had contacted the bar with concerns about the discounted drinks and how the rabbits would be disposed.
Ms Fitzgerald said there was no legislation that prohibited the bar from holding the event and she did not feel the bar would cause a nuisance by holding it. The bar would put measures in place to make sure the rabbits would not become contaminated, she said. The dead rabbits are expected to be turned into dog food.