Fairlie police constable targets wasps

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A South Canterbury police officer is using his skills from a previous job to help keep the residents of his rural town safe.

Senior constable Russell Halkett, of Fairlie, was a beekeeper before he joined the police force, and said he uses his skills and experience to deal with the town’s wasps in his spare time.
Halkett, who is also a member of the Lions Club in Fairlie, said the club maintains the cycle track between Fairlie and Kimble, where the nests are usually located.
He said wasps are a pest and danger to bees and humans, and he was happy to deal with them for the community.
“Each year I go out and destroy the nests that annoy people on the track,” Halkett said.