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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

Welcoming the new Biosecurity Field Officer, Holly Brown!

We’re glad to have another Biosecurity Field Officer join the Possum Free Whangārei Heads team! Holly is a multigenerational Whangārei Heads local and loves being able to work in the place she calls home.

September 21, 2023

What’s been happening in the possum elimination space?

The 9,100+ ha possum elimination project in the Whangārei Heads has now been operationally active for almost 18 months – how is this progressing?

September 6, 2023

New Series: Meet the Locals!

From endemic bats, to geckos, to invertebrates, to kiwi! Join us on a journey through Whangārei’s wondrous landscapes to meet the unique native species that call this place home. Kia mōhio koe ki ēnei taonga o te taiao. Get to know these treasures of nature.

August 22, 2023

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A call for help with possum sightings in Whangārei Heads!

The Possum Free Whangārei Heads project is asking for help from the community to report possum sightings from the 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.


Landowner agreements received


In 'Detect and Response' mode - Possum Free zone!


In 'Mop up' - on its way to becoming Possum Free


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.