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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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Sep 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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Grandmother becomes urban trapper

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Wed 13 Jun 2018

A New Plymouth grandmother who traps rats and possums in her backyard, says it’s the best decision she’s made to protect biodiversity, and is urging others to follow suit.

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Taranaki tackles predator-free challenge

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Wed 30 May 2018

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government.

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