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Keeping track of our city's rats

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Wed 06 Apr 2022

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

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Church pastor inspires members to get trapping

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Tue 30 Nov 2021

A New Plymouth pastor with a love of birdlife is inspiring his congregation to get involved in trapping.

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Kaitake farmland a possum-free zone

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Mon 27 Sep 2021

It’s been five months since a possum was detected across almost 1000 hectares of Kaitake farmland.

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Chalmers Home contributes to predator-free Taranaki

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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

Kereru

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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