July 25, 2019

Residents around the new Verran's Halo met on Sunday 30th June.

Thank you to Verran Primary for hosting, and the lovely locals who helped us get set up.

There are now 33 traps or bait stations out in the area protecting the reserve gullies and homes from rodents and po...

July 25, 2019

This week PFK have facilitated meetings with Auckland Council's Biosecurity team, reserve representatives and representatives from other user groups to discuss kauri dieback mitigation measures, track development and outcome for our reserves.  

Network members were...

July 24, 2019

We have a new location for our Bayview/Glenfield community pest plant disposal bin!

**Bayview Community Centre, 72 Bayview Road.**

We also still have bins as usual at:

** Beach Haven Community House, 140 Beach Haven Road

** Kauri Park School, 4 Mcglashen Place

** Huka Road...

July 24, 2019

photo taken by Andrew Digby of DOC

Dr Andrew Digby and the Kākāpō Team have been trying for years to breed kākāpō by artificial insemination and this year they have achieved successful artificial insemination for the first time in a decade.

The team undertook 15 attempts...

June 27, 2019

This month we held our annual Kaipātiki Environmental Schools Training Program for 15 school teachers and 4 property managers.

We were delighted to have guest speakers Sam Tu'itahi from the Kaipātiki Project talk about sustainability, Amber de Boer from Auckland Council...

June 27, 2019

Last month the Kaipatiki Restoration Network (KRN) hosted Lisa Tolich, the Biosecurity Manager - Kauri Dieback from the Auckland Council, presented on the Draft National Management Plan and an update on Auckland’s Kauri Dieback initiatives.

These documents are now avail...

June 27, 2019

A big thank you to all groups who have been continuing their predator control to date.

By now you will likely have heard about the nations MEGA mast and our Auckland suburbs are no exception. This year has had an incredible amount of native seed and food produced, which...

June 27, 2019

Last month the Island Bay Progressive League made a special tribute to the life of local resident and volunteer Bob Doran.

Bob was born on the 5th of November 1944 (Guy Fawkes Day) in Lower Hutt. He was the youngest of 5 children. The family moved to Richmond, Nelson wh...

April 26, 2019

Photo by Clark Young

Pest Free Kaipatiki came across this interesting Wellington study we wanted to share.

Cat tracker NZ was a Citizen Science project setup to help discover the secret life of cats using GPS. The aims of this study was to investigate cat behaviour and m...

April 26, 2019

The Council’s Environment and Community Committee adopt the new Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2029 (RPMP) in March. Funded by a combination of general rates (approximately $85m over 10 years) and targeted rates (approximately $161m over 10 years).

The RPMP sets o...