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.
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 …
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.
Learn more and take part in these events!
It’s that busy time of year and there’s lots happening in the Predator Free space! Take part in getting to know the …
2022 Annual Report available now
There has been lots of highlights, as well as learnings, this past year. Read more about what has happened in the past funding year, and what’s to come as we head into the next year.
What’s been happening in the possum eradication space?
Where is the possum eradication project at? How many possums have been caught? What are the next steps? Find the answers in this article here.
A ‘kie’ indicator for pest control efforts
The presence of kiekie can tell us that pest control is working. It’s a sought-after plant for not only introduced predators, by native birds and mammalians, including humans!
Funding available for community groups
Are you a trapping champion and running a community pest control group? You may be eligible for some funding and support! The …
Event: Te Tiriti o Waitangi Workshop Part 2
Thursday 1st September, 9am – 12:30pm This is a follow up event from our first workshop, where our facilitator, Moea Armstrong, delved …
The Field Journal – June
This month’s field journal was written by Biosecurity Officer, Gaelyn Dewhurst It has been a very busy couple of months in the …
Get involved with the Garden Bird Survey
The Garden Bird Survey is a simple yet important activity that can help inform policy makers, scientists, and many other organisations. Birds …
Event: Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Predator Free Whangārei invites you to an introductory workshop on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, facilitated by Moea Armstrong. Join this workshop to …
Trappers: Please be aware
Interim findings from a new study raise health and safety concerns for Northland trappers, as up to one third of possums (4/12) …
The first leg with legholds
We have trialled our customised live leghold traps with success, catching the eradication project’s first possums last month. These traps are known …
The Field Journal – April
This month’s field journal was written by Biosecurity Officer, Riley Edwards April has been a momentous month for the project, being able …
From our toolbox – a self-resetting trap!
The Field Journal – March
This month’s field journal is written by Biosecurity Officer, Zac Coffin. With the close of the month of Maehe, the Possum Eradication Team at Whangārei Heads enters a long awaited and exciting phase of going ‘live’.
Learnings from Reotahi
We were grateful to have had Matua Winiwini Kingi provide insight into the te ao Māori way of approaching Reotahi maunga and …
Predator Survey Results from Tiakina Whangārei
Each year we survey areas around Whangārei to find out more about the pest mammal populations in our city. This is crucial for the work we do to make sure we are on track to achieving our objective of becoming a predator free city! We can’t do this without the data to support us, so we use these surveys as a way to inform what we do, how we do it and where we do it!
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.