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Chalmers Home contributes to predator-free Taranaki


Wed 15 Sep 2021

New Plymouth's Chalmers Home residents have been helping Taranaki Regional Council to pursue its Towards Predator-Free Taranaki initiative.

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A biodiversity paradise in central New Plymouth


Fri 06 Aug 2021

The cacophony of noise emanating from Simon Howard’s lush backyard is unbelievable. If you closed your eyes, you’d think you were in the middle of a pest-free sanctuary, not a five minute drive from New Plymouth’s CBD.

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New Plymouth rat numbers declining

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Wed 28 Jul 2021

Urban predator control looks to be paying off in New Plymouth, with new data showing a decline in the city’s rat population.

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It’s official - Taranaki is bringing back the birds!

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Wed 16 Jun 2021

The number of tūī recorded in Taranaki has risen by 24% in the past five years – a greater increase than any other region in the North Island.

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Golf club gets into the swing of trapping

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Wed 09 Jun 2021

There have been plenty of birdies at Westown Golf Club lately - but it's got nothing to do with the golf scores.

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Copper skinks right at home in community garden

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Tue 01 Jun 2021

A family of copper skinks have set up home in a New Plymouth community garden – with a little help from their human friends.

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High hopes of new grey-faced petrel colony

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Thu 20 May 2021

Grey-faced petrels have been spotted around Oākura, sparking excitement a new breeding colony may be becoming established among the coastal cliffs.

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Funding boost for predator control in Taranaki


Fri 16 Apr 2021

Towards Predator-Free Taranaki has welcomed a $750,000 boost that has created six new jobs, accelerating efforts to remove introduced predators and protect the region’s native bush, birds and wildlife.

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