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Flying At Half-mast: Connecting Kea Decline To Mast Years

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 12:39 pm | Predator Free NZ

New research published in the New Zealand Journal of Zoology shows that mast years are bad news for kea. Native beech trees produce millions of tasty seeds in a mast year, which rodents love. The rodent populations explode, setting in motion a devastating ... More >>

Sinking Ship Rats On The Miramar Peninsula

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 2:49 pm | Predator Free NZ

May 3, 2022 / By Lily Duval Predator Free Wellington (PFW) is on a mission – they want to be the first predator free capital city in the world. And so far the project has been a huge success – the Miramar Peninsula is now free from Norway rats and ... More >>

Love Is In The Air: Bumper Breeding Season For Kākāpō

Monday, 14 February 2022, 1:55 pm | Predator Free NZ

Cupid’s bow and arrow have well and truly hit their mark this kākāpō breeding season. We’ve seen mammoth mating sessions, super-sized clutches, and reclusive bachelors getting back in the game. This Valentine’s day, we take a look at one ... More >>

Kiwi ingenuity developing predator eradication technology

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 9:06 am | Predator Free NZ

World-leading predator eradication and surveillance tools developed in Aotearoa New Zealand are among the latest products ready to help eradicate rats, possums and mustelids by 2050 - with the prospect of future export earnings as well. More >>

Predator Free Projects Receive New Funding

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:15 pm | Predator Free NZ

Predator Free 2050 Limited has announced new investments in predator free projects around the country. Existing projects in Taranaki, Waiheke and Dunedin, a new project in Te Urewera, and a feasibility study on Aotea Great Barrier Island will benefit ... More >>

Ten more Kiwibank Predator Free Communities announced…

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 2:41 pm | Predator Free NZ

We are pleased to announce the addition of 10 communities to our Kiwibank Predator Free Community programme — taking the total number of communities to 55. More >>

Stealthy stoat eludes Hastings Golf Club trappers

Monday, 6 May 2019, 11:28 am | Predator Free NZ

There’s a stoat stalking the greens at Hastings Golf Club and members are determined to catch it. In fact, the stealthy stoat has inspired the start of a comprehensive trapping programme for other introduced predators, including any rats, possums or ... More >>

Wildlife Hospital patients show scars of narrow escapes

Monday, 1 April 2019, 11:51 am | Predator Free NZ

Injured and sick wildlife have been pouring into Dunedin’s new wildlife hospital since it opened just over a year ago. Some are sick and starving, others have had a close encounter with a shark, while a significant number of native wildlife were ... More >>

Rat traps and weta hotels help wildlife at Hahei

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 11:06 am | Predator Free NZ

On any one day over summer there can be 1500 holiday-makers resident at the Hahei Holiday Resort in the Coromandel. General Manager, Grant Kilby describes it as being “a cruise ship on land”. And just like any ocean-going cruise ship, there’s ... More >>

New Predator Free funds for regions and new technologies

Monday, 18 February 2019, 8:15 pm | Predator Free NZ

Predator Free 2050 Limited has initiated a second funding round to support predator eradication in regional New Zealand and fast track the production of improved predator control tools and technologies. More >>

Trials test feasibility of removing eliminating predators

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:14 am | Predator Free NZ

Trials are in full swing down in the Southern Ocean exploring whether it’s possible to rid Auckland Island of its three remaining introduced predators – pigs, cats and mice. More >>

$4.3 Million Funding for Dunedin Predator Free project

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:23 am | Predator Free NZ

Dunedin: Predator Free 2050 Ltd will contribute $4.33 million to the five-year $15 million Predator Free Dunedin project, ensuring the city retains its crown as NZ’s wildlife capital. More >>

More communities taking fight to predators

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:19 pm | Predator Free NZ

Fourteen more communities have joined Kiwibank and Predator Free New Zealand Trust in the fight to protect New Zealand’s precious native wildlife. The Kiwibank Predator Free Communities initiative sees selected communities receive subsidised humane trapping ... More >>

Predator Free 2050 Limited statement

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 4:48 pm | Predator Free NZ

Predator Free 2050 Limited statement Response to Prime Minister’s announcement – additional $40 million in funding for Predator Free 2050 Limited over the next four years . More >>

PF2050 Ltd welcomes PCE’s bird report

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4:03 pm | Predator Free NZ

The Chair of Predator Free 2050 Ltd’s Board has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on saving New Zealand’s birds. Board Chair Jane Taylor says she is heartened by the strong endorsement of New Zealand’s goal to ... More >>

Kiwibank launches ‘Boots and Paws’ taskforce

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 12:00 pm | Predator Free NZ

Kiwibank has joined forces with Predator Free New Zealand Trust and the Department of Conservation (DOC) to put boots – and paws – on the ground to protect the country’s native wildlife. More >>

QEII National Trust supports predator free NZ project

Monday, 9 November 2015, 3:17 pm | Predator Free NZ

QEII National Trust and Predator Free NZ Trust (PFNZ) are working together to raise awareness about the importance of predator control in our environment. PFNZ wants to significantly reduce New Zealand's predator populations of rats, possums, stoats, ... More >>

Predator Free New Zealand excited by new investment

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 1:20 pm | Predator Free NZ

Predator Free NZ is excited about the announcement today that Fonterra, and other dairy companies, will invest $5 million in Zero Invasive Predators, or ZIP. This investment in predator control technologies by one of New Zealand’s biggest companies ... More >>