'Termite hell' for Golden Bay man after he woke covered in insectsby Hamish Cardwell
MPI to analyse whether the termites were a benign native species or destructive Australian invader.
Luke Concannon, his partner and their three-year-old daughter moved to Ligar Bay east of Takaka in December, and had only finished erecting their tiny house the week before.
The kitset, 10m-square 'tiny' house had just been put together with the help of some friends over Christmas, and in early January the rest of his family had headed to the North Island for a wedding.
Mr Concannon said he and a friend were sleeping in the house for the first time when he felt things crawling over him during the night - but thought it was mosquitos or sandflies.
"I woke up in the morning and I went to scratch something and it was this tiny little crawly ant thing crawling across my chest.
"I squished it and threw it away, and ... there were hundreds of wings all over the bed and all over my duvet, and just little crawly ant things ... all over the floor and the walls."
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