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 […]

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 young on their back’s. They’re not renowned for being able to defend themselves from death machines like cats and mustelids. With an estimated 2,000 of these left they are considered […]

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 months or more before a service. Andy Saunders has had one in use and had success with 2 possums in 4 minutes, how’d he know that? The eTrapper sensor on […]

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 of this was highlighted by the those in attendance, two Waikato Region Councillors and the Mayor himself. From composting, to large scale vegetable production, a Trees for Survival nursery and […]