Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

Taranaki Taku Tūranga

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Keeping track of our urban rats

We’ve been waging war on rats for a while – but how do we know if it’s working?

It’s impossible to know exactly how many rats there are in Taranaki, no one’s yet figured out how to get them to stand still for a headcount! But there are monitoring methods that give a reliable indication of trends over time.

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Church pastor inspires members to get trapping

A New Plymouth pastor with a love of birdlife is inspiring his congregation to get involved in trapping. Senior Pastor Steve Batten of citywestchurch started trapping in his own backyard about four years ago, after chatting to neighbours who were keen trappers.


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