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      • Predator Free Wellington to get fast tracked with $7.6 million funding boost
        • 7 Sep 2020
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Predator Free Wellington has been given a $7.6 million funding boost today from Predator Free 2050 Limited as part of the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme. Speaking at the launch, James Willcocks, Predator Free Wellington Project Director said the new funding will generate 42 full time jobs across Wellington…
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      • New research shows health benefits for Wellington's backyard trappers
        • 13 Apr 2020
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Time spent involved in backyard and reserve trapping is improving the health of Wellingtonians. Researcher Dr Danielle Shanahan from Zealandia's Centre for People and Nature surveyed 1200 Wellington residents, and found that levels of depression, anxiety and stress are lower in people who spend more time in…
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      • First quarterly impact report released
        • 10 Apr 2020
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • We've been busy behind the scenes, and have produced our first quarterly impact report. We wanted to capture all the great things happening in the predator free world and celebrate the difference all of us are making together. It is an interactive online report available here: Predator Free Wellington Quarterly…
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      • We are almost predator free on the peninsula!
        • 19 Dec 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • As we near the end of the year, we’re excited to let you know we are almost predator free on the Miramar Peninsula.Over the last six months we’ve gone from tens of thousands of rats on the peninsula to tens of rats. We are closing in on the last few individual rats in the residential areas, we’re working…
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      • New Zealand's biggest urban eradication begins today
        • 8 Jul 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • The country’s biggest urban predator eradication operation begins today as the Predator Free Wellington team begin installing 6,000 traps and bait stations in backyards across the Miramar Peninsula. Predator Free Wellington is a 10 year project aiming to make Wellington free of rats, possums and mustelids…
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      • Latest chew card study shows community trapping makes a difference
        • 27 May 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Results from a recent chew card study on the Miramar peninsula shows community trapping efforts are successfully lowering rat numbers, especially in the suburbs. In urban areas where we have a high number of residents’ trapping, we’ve found rat numbers have reduced - only four cards chewed in 2019 compared…
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      • After thousands of conversations we’re almost there!
        • 26 May 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • The first stage of our wider plan to make Wellington city predator free kicked off this year with Miramar Peninsula. Our three community liaison officers, Emma, Phil and Joakim have been out on the peninsula every day, walking the streets of Miramar, Seatoun and Strathmore, speaking with the community about how…
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      • 92% of Wellingtonians support a predator free Wellington
        • 24 May 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Wellington residents are right behind making Wellington the world’s first predator free capital city, and more people are rolling up their sleeves to get involved. A massive 92% of Wellingtonians have said they support the project, this is significantly more than 84% when we last surveyed in 2017. Over one…
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      • Momentum building for Predator Free Wellington
        • 22 Feb 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Wellington has seen a huge increase in wildlife in recent years while more and more Wellingtonians are getting involved in making our city predator free. Already, over 6,500 households are actively involved in trapping across the city, and Wellington City Council is supporting over 30 volunteer groups who are…
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      • Final push to make Miramar Peninsula predator free in 2019
        • 31 Jan 2019
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • The final push to make Miramar Peninsula predator free is about to begin – this means no rats, stoats or weasels and more kākā, kākāriki, kereru and geckos.James Willcocks, Project Director, Predator Free Wellington said this is the first stage of the wider plan to make the whole of Wellington city predator…
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      • Are rats using Miramar storm water pipes as a super highway?
        • 1 Oct 2018
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Around the world, rats are known to use storm water pipe networks to move around cities. This is a concern for our goal of a Predator Free Wellington and is a risk we are considering as we begin our planning to make Miramar Peninsula predator free next year. Predator Free Wellington is fortunate to have great…
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      • Wellington to become world’s first predator free capital city
        • 8 Aug 2018
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Major funding announced today from Predator Free 2050 Limited brings Wellington a step closer to becoming the world’s first predator free capital city. Speaking at the funding announcement event, Ed Chignell, CEO Predator Free 2050 Limited said he would love for Wellingtonians to have a city free of possums…
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      • Goodbye possums, hello tui
        • 9 Apr 2018
        • Predator Free Wellington
        • Did you know that in the 1990s tui were a fairly rare sight on the Miramar Peninsula? The success of the 2003 Miramar Peninsula Possum Eradication Programme led by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council, had a positive, and long-lasting effect on other elements of the local ecosystem…
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