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New trapping technology for rural New Plymouth

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Tue 18 Dec 2018

New trapping technology is helping the large-scale removal of stoats, ferrets and weasels in rural New Plymouth – the first step in a large scale rural operation that will be a New Zealand first.

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Grandmother buys 12 rat traps for Christmas presents

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Thu 13 Dec 2018

A Taranaki grandmother who bought 12 rat-traps for her mokopuna says she wants them to give the koha back to taio (the environment) this Christmas.

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New Plymouth pop-up shop sells Christmas gift of biodiversity

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Mon 10 Dec 2018

Give the gift of biodiversity this Christmas – get a $10 rat-trap and box from a New Plymouth pop-up shop.

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Trapper Nancy protects Merrilands biodiversity

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Fri 19 Oct 2018

Protecting her roses from possums sparked Nancy Gordon’s passion for backyard trapping at her New Plymouth home over forty years ago.

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Think like a rat - trapping advice

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Fri 12 Oct 2018

When putting out your trap – think like a rat!
That's the trapping advice from Josh La Franchie, one of New Plymouth district's most committed and youngest urban trappers.

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What New Plymouth rats like best

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Thu 20 Sept 2018

Urban trappers are luring New Plymouth rats with a range of tempting flavours, from peanut butter to avocado, macadamia butter and pineapple lumps.

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Restore Kaitake unites community of trappers

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Tue 18 Sept 2018

Pete Morgan is one of the lucky ones. Lucky enough to live in a spot, in Taranaki, where there’s native birds in his backyard every day.

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Ecologist helps lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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Mon 03 Sept 2018

Hundreds of urban trappers lining up to help restore New Plymouth's biodiversity have attracted a talented Taranaki ecologist to help lead Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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