What’s happening out there? Summer Edition

In this newsletter: What we’re about Upcoming events Success so far A case for the Tāwhiti Smartcage and trapping ferrets Still need help? We can help. A reminder about bait station placement. What we’re about: “Te Ara Hīkoi and Predator Free Franklin aim to make sustainable native biodiversity gains in the wider Franklin area by empowering […]

News from Friends of Te Wairoa

Kia ora to all Friends of the Wairoa River Catchment! In this newsletter we have two stories – concerning ferrets (quite concerning), and concerning willows (contrastingly positive!). Concerning Ferrets Wairoa River catchment records for January… 8 ferrets trapped in one week on Lockwood Road. 9 ferrets from this property in total this month, and one […]

Join our team!

Predator Free Franklin are looking for a co-ordinator to support community groups doing predator control on the Western side of Franklin and optimise predator control across the region. This is a paid position up to 20 hours per month. We are seeking a resident (or future resident) of Western Franklin, with website and social media […]

Kia ora, Whitford!

Kia ora trappers! We hope you are busy checking and baiting traps as the bird nesting season is well underway. We’d love to see more of those rarer species making a comeback in our area, so keep up the good work. If you are running low on gear, we have good news. Read on (and […]

News from Friends of Te Wairoa

Kia ora to all Friends of the Wairoa River Catchment! There are many new recipients of this newsletter – welcome! We have recently merged two separate mailing lists. One was minimally used, so has been brought over to this platform. Hopefully, you’ll find the 5 newsletters per year from us of interest! We cover a […]

News from Predator Free Whitford

Kia ora Predator Free Whitford trappers!  Just like that, we’re in the later parts of winter, 2023. While the garden maintenance needs are low, and lambing and calving are well under way (so you’re moving around the property daily checking on things anyway), remember to factor in checking your predator control stations.  We recently came […]

Ka pai from Predator Free Whitford

Kia ora trappers! Thanks for visiting the team at the most recent Whitford bait and trap day. Lovely to see so many people coming out to see us! If you or your neighbours missed out, please feel free to share this email and contact us via the email address below. If you left with some […]

Pest News from Friends of Te Wairoa

Kia ora trappers! Term one is already over and we’re back in school holiday mode. It’s a great time to be checking and setting traps, and rebaiting stations. Use the opportunity to get the next generation involved and teach them about safe handling of pest control equipment, and have that conversation about why we do […]