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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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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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