Giving our native wildlife & forests a chance to thrive again by working towards a Predator Free Whangārei
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.
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.
The 9,100+ ha possum elimination project in the Whangārei Heads has now been operationally active for almost 18 months – how is this progressing?
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.
The Possum Free Whangārei Heads project is asking for help from the community to report possum sightings from the area.
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
The seed for the project was planted with a conversation between local community groups and agencies.
Funding from Predator Free 2050 Limited was received to begin suppression and eradication projects in our rohe.
The possum eradication project design at Whangārei Heads commences. Tiakina Whangārei begins focusing on pest control in the urban zone.
Almost 200 landowner agreements have been received and over 1800 devices installed in the Whangārei Heads peninsula alone.
Possum eradication at Whangārei Heads commences in April.
Progress with possum elimination at Whangārei Heads with wider community involvement!
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.