Predator Free Franklin Social Afternoon

Kia ora Trappers & Baiters! Predator Free Franklin would like to invite you to a social afternoon with other trappers, baiters, volunteers, landowners, Jobs for Nature staff and project coordinators across Franklin. Join us and be introduced to other local legends as we share kai, swap stories and celebrate wins. Fill your cup and be inspired by […]

WATCH: “What Schools Can Do Towards Predator-Free NZ 2050” – Otaua Rat Rangers

Pestival Webinar Replay: The Otaua Rat Rangers (at Otaua Primary School) are a great example of how we can get the next generation onboard with the vision and goal of a Predator-Free NZ by 2050. After all, it’s these kids who are going to have to keep the momentum going as they grow up over […]

WATCH: “Helping our Native Bat Species Thrive” – Ben Paris, New Zealand’s Batman

Pestival Webinar Replay: “Even though the New Zealand Long Tail Bat won Bird of the Year in 2021, the profile of our New Zealand native bats is, really, really low compared to our native bird species. The biggest challenge is trying to just get people to be more aware of our bats.” New Zealand used […]

Smart Cage Results 2022

People are starting to use the Smart Cages across Franklin, but by far the biggest buy-in has been in Whiriwhiri. The concept was to flip the trapping game on its head, do away with walking lines, rotten animals, re-baiting, and ineffective traps. Replace all of that with high interaction multi-species traps, the type that need […]

Pest News from Friends of Te Wairoa

Kia Ora trappers, and welcome to the new members of our Wairoa river catchment pest control team. Alongside this newsletter, a friendly reminder to check, reset and rebait those pest eradication devices around your property, and send in your latest catch numbers. It may also be a time to review placement and spacing of traps. […]