Let's protect our
taonga species

Giving our native wildlife & forests a chance to thrive again by working towards a Predator Free Whangārei

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Predator Free Whangārei is a collaborative project between local community groups, private landowners and government agencies to restore our native flora and fauna.

Our vision is to see our native birds flourish, our ecosystems restored and our communities strengthened.

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Latest News & Events

Free Backyard Trapping Workshop

Got a pesky possum in your backyard? Or maybe a rat rummaging through your rubbish? Hosted by the Predator Free Te Tai Tokerau Collective – Join our experts to learn some basic trapping methods.

March 13, 2023

Creating a Conservation Community

The Ocean Beach Landcare Group has not only helped protect the native species, but also created a strong conservation-minded community. Ocean Beach …

February 17, 2023

Automated traps working hard over summer!

The Possum Free Whangārei Heads team were pleasantly surprised with what they discovered upon return from the summer break.

February 2, 2023

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Where are the possums?

Say cheese! We’ve been using smart image technology to help us determine the presence of possums in the Whangārei Heads area.

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Our Progress

One of New Zealand's first mainland possum eradication projects is happening in our district on the stunning Whangārei Heads peninsula. This project covers over 9,000ha of diverse landscapes from farmlands and forests to beaches and residential areas.


Landowners supporting this important mahi


Hectares covered from landowner agreements


Hectares currently 'live' with active devices, becoming a possum-free zone soon


Toxin stations, traps, and trail cameras installed

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Predator Free Whangārei builds on years of dedicated and successful community predator control in the Whangārei area. We're embarking on this journey so our tamariki (children) can once again see the ngahere (forest) and native taonga (treasures) thrive.

Who’s Involved

This project builds on decades of dedicated and successful community predator control mahi. This project has only been made possible following decades of tireless volunteering, passion and hard work from local landcare groups and the wider community. We extend our thanks to all those who have supported this mahi in the past and to all those who continue to contribute as we move forward towards our predator free vision.