April 29, 2020

What can individuals do under COVID-19 Level 3? Here are Pest Free Kaipatiki’s thoughts for you to consider……·

Activities are still at home or local. Individuals are responsible to be safe -  effort in safe situations could proceed, for example Ratters can make sure the...

April 29, 2020

With the move from to Alert Level 3, PFK are organising a way Kaipatiki residents and community members can safely access the pest control resources they need. This will include things such as:

  • Bait supply to continue the April-May predator pulse

  • New traps/stat...

April 29, 2020

Kauri Glen Reserve, as the name suggests is home to many magnificent kauri and is an amazing ecological asset in Kaipatiki. While the reserve group volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain this area, it is well past the time that this special area gets the love an...

April 29, 2020

 

Have you heard of EcoTrack? Are you already using it? EcoTrack is an online tool that helps all of us with the amazing pest control work that you and all our volunteers take part in. It is extremely important that we all report on the great work we are doing and EcoTr...

April 29, 2020

 Female – note the classy orange boots and the white wing flash.

A NZ native White Breasted tomtit or miromiro (Petroica macrocephala) was photographed in Bayview a few days ago which is a fantastic record for Kaipātiki. These charming little birds are rarely seen in an...

April 29, 2020


The most observed species: The South African mantis (image credits John B., iNaturalist, licence CC BY-NC 4.0)

It's been over three weeks since we started our Backyard Biodiversity Challenge and the residents of Kaipātiki have been busy, with a combined total of 786 ob...

April 1, 2020

People at home, already with traps and resources ready to go you should start their pulse in April as usual. Make sure if you use DITRAC bait that you have enough (at least 20 blocks per station) to last you the pulse otherwise you might create sick rats, not dead rats...

April 1, 2020

Two Saturday's prior we had a great day engaging with people in the newly launched halo surrounding Fernglen, Muriel Fisher, Kauri Park and Kauri Point Domain. The Fernglen Open Day provided us with a great opportunity to connect with locals. While there were not big n...

April 1, 2020


You have probably heard that PFK were lucky enough to get funding from Auckland Council for a trailer for use at events and working bee. Now we have turned it from a simple trailer to a trailer with the ‘wow’ factor. You won't miss it if you see it driving around. Hop...