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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…

Pestbusters: Bringing Back the Birdsong to Otatara

Pestbusters: Bringing Back the Birdsong to Otatara

A few years ago Otatara resident Russell Evans underwent a heart bypass. While at home recuperating from the surgery, the bird sanctuary owner gazed out…

A way forward for community led conservation by Julian Fitter

A way forward for community led conservation by Julian Fitter

Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society (MOWS) was started in 2009 to help look after the colony of New Zealand Dotterel on Maketu Spit. This then quickly…

Image of Crofton Downs train station

Don’t get mad, get trapping

It could be a Tom Cruise blockbuster: one man leads an army into battle against thousands of relentless predators. However, it’s not a movie (yet)…

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…

Going Native — Third Island rat catching with Goodnature by Paul Stanley Ward

Going Native — Third Island rat catching with Goodnature by Paul Stanley Ward

Paul Stanley Ward. Image credit: Supplied I got a text from my mate Robbie, “Wanna come down Rakiura-Stewart Island and check some traps?” I’d never…

A mountainous landscape

To Trap a Stoat: A Great Day Out in the Hills

By the eighth coffee and umpteenth chocolate chip biscuit I was feeling a little jumpy, and seriously doubting that we would ever leave base. Regular…