After a police crackdown on firearms, the farmers complained that they had no ammunition to keep these pigs away from their farms.
Prime Minister Henry Puna agreed there was a problem, and said police would be asked to consider ammo supplies as a stopgap measure. But longer term, some growers on the outer islands had received grants allowing them to fence their plantations, he said.
Tuavera showed off a sign posted at Atiu Airport.
Titled “Voluntary Security Check”, it reads: “Would passengers please hand their AK47s, bazookas, grenades, explosives and nukes to the pilot on boarding the aircraft”. It is signed by the airport management.