Mind the Trap: Data Capture a Time-Saver on Great Barrier

Imagine this: you’re the new manager of Glenfern, a 260-hectare sanctuary on Great Barrier Island in Auckland. There are over 1,000 tunnels and bait stations to monitor, both inside and bordering the sanctuary. Would you head out for several hours at a time, clutching a waterproof notebook, and then return to manually enter any captures … Continue reading Mind the Trap: Data Capture a Time-Saver on Great Barrier

A robin

Ratatouille: Birkenhead’s Urban Rat Blitz

The suburb of Birkenhead sits on Auckland’s North Shore, with views across the Waitemata Harbour, thriving bush reserves, a bustling shopping village, and it’s just a few minutes’ drive over the Harbour Bridge to the central city. However, like many New Zealand neighbourhoods that border bushland reserves or waterways, there’s a bit of a rat … Continue reading Ratatouille: Birkenhead’s Urban Rat Blitz

A tūī on flax

Caught in a Trap: Halo Takes on Wellington’s Predators

Ever heard a possum lurking outside your bedroom window in the middle of the night, breathing heavily, or a rat’s tiny feet scuttling across the roof overhead? Neither experience is pleasant. Instead, imagine hearing native birdsong, a mini bird sanctuary of dawn chorus in your own back yard. Imagine a rat or possum trap feeling … Continue reading Caught in a Trap: Halo Takes on Wellington’s Predators