Community groups are getting together to rid the coastline of poachers on the East Coast. The group won a Gold Award in the recent Neighbourhood Support New Zealand's inaugural national awards. It was started with the support of Masterton Neighbourhood Support, Rural Fire, Police and Civil Defence.
And there are reports that the group has pretty much wiped out poaching in the area. Lynette Juno is Neighbourhood Support Coordinator of the Masterton Neighbourhood Support.