Those with lambs, beware.

This from the Kaukapakapa Facebook group:

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Hey farmers,land owners in Kaukapakapa, surrounding areas

We live in Kaukapakapa, Stoney creek road. My neighbour and I have roughly 50/60 sheep, lambs between properties.Sometime Friday 12th or Saturday 13th August, some prick or pricks took lambs from our paddock which is near roadside. We were left with clean cut lamb heads.We also found lamb with left side of face torn off, but this looks 3 or 4 days old, so I’m unsure if this is connected. Concerning for me is they must have had a good look sometime,scoping the paddock as its very hilly,very wet, with gorse, blackberry not far from house and being a 5 acre paddock, you would need to know where you are going. One lamb had been bottle feed so sad for my kids to see just its head.

So keep an eye on neightbouring properties, been a Kaukapaian for long time, Im telling myself prick or pricks surely can’t live round here, but they new what they were doing for sure. If its you and you read this, come and see me we just chat,if you are hard up for cash, i will give you a whole sheep, i even get it butchered for you but you need to come and see me. Brandon

There have been a few sightings of suspicious activity involving a dark sedan scoping out lambs in a paddock on Martin Access Rd, it’s potentially related. 

So, please keep your eyes open and alert the police to any suspicious behavior you might see, then drop us a note so we can warn the neighborhood support groups.

Thanks. Stay safe. 


Lambing time – Please keep your dogs on your property

Happy August, its lambing time! 

Over the coming weeks please ensure that your dogs remain on your property and under your control. This is an important time of year for farmers and it is crucial that lambing ewes remain undisturbed.

Dogs will be shot if they are found worrying ewes and new born lambs – even a single small dog in a paddock can cause a huge amount of damage within minutes – terrorising or even killing sheep, mis-mothering and orphaning lambs. This is not only hugely stressful, it can have a big financial impact.  

Thanks for your understanding. Best of luck everyone for a successful spring.

Dan and Nicky Berger –