Sniffer dogs travel to Marlborough

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Sniffer dogs travel to Marlborough

When: Friday 8 December 2017 at 9.00am

Where: Meet at the junction of Blind River Loop Road and Casey’s Road (refer to the map below)

Two dogs have travelled from Christchurch with their trainers to help the Marlborough District Council in its efforts to control Chilean Needle Grass (CNG).

While there are plans in place to expand the dogs’ detection abilities to include more weeds, the dogs that will be in Blenheim on Friday are currently trained to locate CNG only.

Jim Herdman and Kurt Schollum from the Marlborough District Council, Fiona Thomson, independent scientist and dog trainer, and dog trainer Marina Paz, will be available to talk to media on Friday.

Media will also get the opportunity to see Tahi, a two-year-old Border Collie cross, and three-year-old mixed breed Nala in action.