Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Predator Free Paekākāriki was recently awarded a local conservation grant by WellingtonZoo to set up community trapping lines around the village, including Campbell Park. Maree White tells us more. The recent stoat sightings along The Parade at the end of 2022 was a great prompt to getthe traps … [Read more...] about Responding to the Paekākāriki Stoat!

Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol

Paekākāriki resident Birnie Duthie enjoys checking and clearing the predator traps that help protect our kororā (little blue penguins). Birnie Duthie, a Paekākāriki resident, has been checking a trap line along the south beach of Paekākāriki since early 2020. During that time Birnie has cleared … [Read more...] about Paekākāriki Beach Rat Patrol

A lovely seaside haven for rodents

It's that time of year in New Zealand when mice and rats move in and share our bubbles as they seek warmth. That means, says Maree White, it's time for us to work together on being predator free. Paekākāriki has long taken a lead with likely the first backyard trapping group anywhere in New Zealand. … [Read more...] about A lovely seaside haven for rodents