Harlequin Gecko 5 Tin Range Stewart Island Ty Conner and Mike Douglass

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Working towards our vision, together

We are already on the journey

An incredible amount of work towards a predator-free Rakiura has already been achieved by iwi, the community and various organisations. Many people on and around Rakiura are doing their bit to control predators and keep their homes, vehicles and vessels rat-free. We want to share some of their stories.

Possum with kereru egg. Photo - Nga Manu Images
Predator Free innovations and what this means...

There is a lot to learn from what is happening in the Predator Free movement. Read on for a snapshot...

Norway rat Rakiura. Photo Jake Osborne CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Vanquishing predators will be no mean feat

Otago Daily Times reporter Laura Smith visited Rakiura/Stewart Island in July to speak to one of the...

Tieke South Island Saddleback. Photo Tane Davis
Getting ready for a world-first predator eradication...

Predator Free Rakiura is getting ready for the immense and challenging task of tackling the world’s ...

East Ruggedy Beach Stewart Island.Rakiura Photo Jake Osborne CC BY NC SA 2.0
Multi-year funding announced for the Predator Free...

October 2020 was a month of excitement for the Predator Free Rakiura project! . We share some highli...

Bridget Carter, Tā Tipene O’Regan, Minister Eugenie Sage, Tāne Davis and Paul Norris at the signing of the MOU. Photo - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
The signing of the Predator Free Rakiura...

For many years the Tītī Islands off the coast of Rakiura have been a hard-won sanctuary for our taon...

Detector Gadget rodent dog checking bags for rodents. Photo Sandy King
Detector Gadget the conservation dog

Gadget is a dog with a job. The Jack Russell – fox terrier cross is a certified rodent detector dog,...

Kākāpō Mati-mā, Whenua Hou. Photo - Jake Osborne CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Kākāpō Files

The link between kākāpō and Predator Free Rakiura is strong. The kākāpō is a large, flightless and n...

Snares Snipe on Whenua Hou Jake Osborne v2
Kaitiakitanga - caring for Tutukiwi / Snipe

In 2015, the whānau of Putauhinu and Kundy Islands came together with DOC to transfer tutukiwi, a ta...

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Stewart Bull's reflections on Taukihepa / Big...

Kia ora kotou katoa, as part of the Predator Free Rakiura group I am one of the representatives of t...

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Predator control at Mamaku Point

Predator Free New Zealand has written a great featuring Ernie Mason -  a biosecurity ranger at Mamak...