The Hurunui rabbit fence was built in 1889 to protect the district south of the Hurunui River against rabbits from Marlborough and Kaikōura. This section is still used as a farm fence. It has a nine-inch ‘verandah’ on the northern side, built to stop swarming rabbits piling up against the netting and climbing over the top.
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Photograph by John Harper
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