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Protecting Puniho Pā from pests

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Tue 16 Jul 2019

A willingness to help his Pā has seen Ngā Māhanga hapū member take on a fun role of Pā pest protector.

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No room for possums in Oākura

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Fri 21 Jun 2019

The goal of Oākura and the Kaitake area to be possum-free, the largest area in mainland New Zealand, is heading in the right direction thanks to the diligence of locals and experienced possum hunters.

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Trap watch: measuring Taranaki

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Thu 06 Jun 2019

Taranaki’s native wildlife, predators and urban trappers are in the spotlight, with some species and trap catches under surveillance 24/7, providing live data.

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Oākura couple protect a piece of paradise

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Thu 06 Jun 2019

Oākura locals Clive Saleman and Libby Baker have seen first-hand what a predator-free environment looks like.

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Creative thinking helps native environment

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Tue 04 Jun 2019

Students from Devon Intermediate are getting creative with the goal of reducing rodent numbers so nature can thrive.

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One year into Towards Predator-Free Taranaki

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Fri 31 May 2019

It’s working – Taranaki community’s predator control is expanding at a rapid pace, removing rats, possums and stoats, disrupting the threats facing native wildlife and plants.

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Native bird returns after 112 years

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Fri 12 Apr 2019

A tiny native bird, the toutouwai (North Island Robin), has returned to Pukeiti Garden for the first time in 112 years after intensive trapping has created a safe haven.

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Volunteers needed to unite urban trappers

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Thu 04 Apr 2019

New Plymouth volunteers are sought to help unite urban trappers and take predator control to the next level as part of Towards Predator-Free Taranaki.

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