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...

April 1, 2020

Pest Free Kaipāitki are looking for volunteers who can assist us virtually in the month of April. Below are a list of activities that we would love your support on:

Greening of Kaipatiki Project - designed to retain our urban canopy cover in Kaipatiki, looking at removi...

April 1, 2020

Tui joins the Pest Free Kaipātiki team as PFK's new Community Activator. 

Tui has a background in community building and engagement. She has run a number of different programs, events and conferences in the environmental, social and philanthropic space. These include Lo...

April 1, 2020

Pest Free Kaipātiki and RocksNZ are partnering up to promote the celebration of kauri and an awareness of kauri dieback disease. We are hosting a rock painting competition with a focus on kauri. Rock painting and then hiding them in parks and reserves, for others to fi...

April 1, 2020

Over the last few months we have been engaging with the community through our Pest Plant Campaign. The aims of the campaign are to raise awareness of pest plants, encourage residents to tackle weeds on their property, and to make it easier for residents to remove these...

April 1, 2020

Kauri heroes right down to their boots.

Social distancing, quarantine and isolation are no stranger to our magnificent kauri trees as a strategy to prevent the spread of kauri dieback.  At the moment, COVID-19 fills every waking moment, conversation and social media pla...

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