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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

Grey-faced petrel Oakura May 2021

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

TDHB trapping group

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

Wayne in bush resized

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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Going bush to learn about pest control

Pest Eradication crew 896

Mon 07 Dec 2020

Trapping rats, possums and stoats to regenerate local flora and fauna is switching high school students onto the impact they can have on a predator free Taranaki.

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Annual Report Summary 2019-20


Thu 22 Oct 2020

The second year of the Towards Predator-Free Taranaki project has seen a rapid expansion of the project area and the realisation of a key project milestone with the completion of a predator control buffer surrounding the national park.

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