Oban, Stewart Island. Photo - DOC V ZINTZEN

Stories

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.

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 no...

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 tao...

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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 ...