Postmen stamp out roaming dogs danger

New Zealand Post to use dog rangers to protect postmen

source: Kathy Marks
Independent January 23 2003 p14

New Zealand Post is to use dog rangers with poles and nooses to protect postmen in parts of Auckland where roaming dogs are a serious hazard. This follows 30 cases of dogs biting postmen over six months in Otara, Auckland. Postmen have even ceased to deliver mail in some streets in Otara. The local authority also plans to tackle the problem of unregistered dogs.