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Tomtits, Kaka and Falcon

At Martyn Wright Rd in Mauku we have a sighting from Duncan and his wife of a tomtit but no photo yet to confirm. Tomtits

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Black Piwakawaka/Fantails

We have had 2 sightings of a black fantail, or ‘Black Morph’ (at Patumahoe, Wayne Meads and Mauku, Roelf Schreuder) Roelf took the enclosed picture.

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Corflute bite cards
Tips and Tricks

Save your apples and your time

One of the most effective changes we’ve made for catching possums in Timms traps is to stop using apple and cinnamon. Don’t get me wrong,

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Whiriwhiri Ferret
Our People

Dabchick vs Ferret

We’ve been lucky enough to have a Dabchick nesting on one of the ponds around Whiriwhiri. They’re a cool little bird, renowned for carrying their

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AT220
Predator Free Whiriwhiri

New Traps, AT220 & Flipping Timmy

New Trap An AT220 multi-kill trap – a crazy looking thing that will take out 100 possums per battery charge, re-bait itself and run 6

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Double Tap Bait
Tips and Tricks

Double Tap

New Bait – Double Tap A few of us have been trying out the latest bait from Connovation. Double Tap. This is an excellent addition

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Friends of Te Wairoa

Trap.nz – A How To Guide

A live map showing pests caught in your area, and where neighbouring properties are trapping so that you can space traps accordingly – wouldn’t that

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Friends of Te Wairoa

Connovation

At university I learnt a valuable concept – in order to be successful, conservation must be a multi-disciplinary system. Conservation (or environmental science) is not

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Otaua School
Our People

Otaua Silver Enviro School

After a lot of hard work over the last few years Otaua School was last week awarded Silver status as an Enviro School. The significance

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How to monitor your smart cage
Friends of Te Wairoa

Backyard Pest Control

Obviously, the greatest threat to our native plants and animals in New Zealand are introduced pests such as stoats (Mustela erminea), possums (Trichsurus vulpecula), rats

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