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Hospital staff boost trapping network

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Tue 22 Dec 2020

A new predator control project by Taranaki Base Hospital staff aims to restore the area’s native bush and birdlife.

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Reflecting on a true community effort

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Tue 08 Dec 2020

It’s been a busy few months for the Towards Predator-Free Taranaki team – which is exactly the way we like it.

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Birdlife returning to New Plymouth CBD

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Mon 07 Dec 2020

New Plymouth businesses are doing their bit to bring birds back to the CBD – and it just might be working.

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Going bush to learn about pest control

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Mon 07 Dec 2020

Trapping rats, possums and stoats to regenerate local flora and fauna is switching high school students onto the impact they can have on a predator free Taranaki.

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Annual Report Summary 2019-20


Thu 22 Oct 2020

The second year of the Towards Predator-Free Taranaki project has seen a rapid expansion of the project area and the realisation of a key project milestone with the completion of a predator control buffer surrounding the national park.

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Toutouwai spreading their wings in Taranaki

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Wed 14 Oct 2020

Intensive predator control and riparian planting are helping toutouwai (North Island robins) spread their wings across the region, three years after they were re-introduced to Taranaki Maunga.

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The road to zero possums

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Mon 14 Sept 2020

I’ve heard a ton of comments recently about the thriving bird life in Kaitake– everyone seems to have a story of more tūī, kererū or pīwakawaka (fantails).

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Taranaki farmers make dent in mustelid numbers

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Wed 09 Sept 2020

Predator control efforts by Taranaki farmers are making a real difference to the rural landscape, with new research showing a 90% reduction in stoats and ferrets in areas targeted by trappers.

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