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Taranaki farmers make dent in mustelid numbers

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Wed 09 Sep 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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Ring of traps surround Mt Taranaki

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Tue 11 Aug 2020

A buffer of traps around Mt Taranaki is now in place, providing additional protection for native birds such as whio and kiwi.

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'More birds, more plants, more flowers'

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Wed 24 Jun 2020

For long-time volunteers Tony and Anne Collins checking traps is a team effort.

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Volunteer driven by passion for nature

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Tue 23 Jun 2020

Gillian Keegan is passionate about nature and birds – so much so she’s been known to give rat traps as gifts!

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Bringing the nature back to Eltham

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Tue 23 Jun 2020

Becky Dodunski is on a mission to help “bring nature back” to Eltham.

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Community group committed to bringing back the birdsong

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Mon 25 May 2020

The “whole picture” is being talked about on Donna and Phil Cram’s farm near Awatuna as they host a series of community get-togethers to talk about what they can do to bring the birdsong back to their backyard.

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Self-help Pest Programme reaches exciting milestone

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Fri 17 Apr 2020

A significant milestone has been reached in Taranaki’s Self-help Pest Programme as the first landowners take control of predator traps on their properties.

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Best native-bird breeding season in 30 years

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Thu 27 Feb 2020

It’s been the best native-bird breeding season in 30 years for some areas in New Plymouth district, say a couple who credit intense predator control.

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