Predator Free news

Filter News

'More birds, more plants, more flowers'

Tony Anne Collins resized

Wed 24 Jun 2020

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

Read more

Volunteer driven by passion for nature

Gillian Keegan and dog resized

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!

Read more

Bringing the nature back to Eltham

Becky Dodunski 2 resized

Tue 23 Jun 2020

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

Read more

Community group committed to bringing back the birdsong

TRC staff demonstrating trap operation at Cram Farm community gathering

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.

Read more

Best native-bird breeding season in 30 years

Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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.

Read more

Love of wildlife drives backyard trapping

Omata School Monica web 896 x 616px

Mon 13 Jan 2020

Twelve-year-old Monica Joyce’s love of native birds is infectious.

Read more

Chewbacca defeats 'Boba' ferret

sally masson hero1

Fri 13 Dec 2019

The force is strong with this one – meet Chewbacca, a feisty Long Haired Jack Russell who is helping lead the crusade to restore and revitalise native wildlife and plants in rural New Plymouth.

Read more

New Plymouth’s top trapping communities – Oākura and Merrilands

PA092863 896px

Thu 05 Dec 2019

Oākura, Merrilands and Westown are New Plymouth’s top trapping communities, restoring native wildlife and plants, with the most predator catches recorded, in backyards.

Read more