BREAKING NEWS – A weasel was caught on Ames Street yesterday, near Beach Road. It was lured in by what it thought was an egg…but was actually a golf ball!This particular trap is near a known penguin nesting site and has been a very active trap over the years. With this catch we have saved a few … [Read more...] about Weasel caught on Ames Street!
Predator Free receives Community Board Grant
Thank you very much to the Community Board for the recent grant to help with the new community spaces traps, and bait for the traps. Below catch data for the month of February, including the new public spaces traps. According to our records the village stoat/s is still at large! If you have … [Read more...] about Predator Free receives Community Board Grant
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
Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?
Predator Free Paekākāriki traps rodents and records the results. They need your help to do this - you could even win $30 worth of goodies from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Maree White and Amelia Geary update us on Predator Free Paekākāriki's latest trapping news from around the village and their … [Read more...] about Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?
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