As Predator Free Hawke’s Bay progresses we are keen to share what we are learning. On this page you will find our newsletters, and popular articles written about our research reports.
The ground breaking work being undertaken by Predator Free Hawke's Bay is driven by scientific research through our partnerships with Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and the Biological Heritage Science Challenge.
It is important to us that outcomes from this research are available in an easily readable form.
The last three months have meant further adaptation and change with the delta lockdown. Luckily the lockdown wasn't an extended period, and the field team were able to get back out fairly quickly. The...
18 October 2021
During May, the Predator Free Hawke's Bay team hosted the Predator Free 2050 hui where predator free projects from all over the country gathered to share and learn from each others achievements and ch...
25 June 2021
Moving from predator suppression to eradication requires huge adaptability in your planning and mindset.
9 June 2021
The news of the month is four matuku (bittern) sighted on the Māhia Peninsular. Matuku are classed as nationally critical and are very cryptic, sightings are very rare.
6 May 2021
Results suggest PAPP as a useful tool in the toolbox for large scale feral cat control
12 April 2021
The start of 2021 marks almost two years since on the ground work started in Whakatipu Māhia. The field team have been incredibly busy implementing possum eradication and predator suppression across ...
28 January 2021
Starting 2021 with some good news with the confirmed return of at least 20 tītī recorded flying above the seabird site last month. We are all poised with fingers crossed hoping this year our seabir...
8 January 2021
When Cape to City first started in 2015, 68 landholders were surveyed in and around the Cape to City project area to examine perspectives towards the proposed coordinated control efforts. In 2020, we ...
9 December 2020
The team have continued full steam with the possum eradication at Whakatipu Māhia. Wet weather and high winds have caused havoc with work plans, and access to many areas of the peninsular restricted ...
14 October 2020
The Whakatipu Māhia project aims to completely clear the 14 616 ha peninsular of possums, but how do you know when there are no possums remaining?
29 July 2020
The second bird count at Cape to City over 2017 and 2018 was a success.
20 July 2020
The transition to Covid Level 1 has seen a return to near normal for our field and office based staff.
7 July 2020
Connection with nature, connection with oneself, and connection with others.
25 May 2020
Invertebrates make up a large proportion of biodiversity and they have critical roles in the environment. However, their inclusion in biodiversity monitoring and conservation planning has lagged behin...
20 May 2020
This update finds us in a world much changed from our previous newsletter. We hope you are keeping safe and well during these challenging times.
24 April 2020
A case study was one of the first topics to be included in the research programme of Cape to City and Poutiri Ao ō Tāne. A social researcher followed the progress of the team running and governing t...
15 April 2020
To find a more labour efficient way of trapping, that not only increased catches, but decreased labour, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research (MWLR) worked with a number of organisations including Pred...
5 March 2020
Trapping is currently used as the main way of controlling feral cats, but it can be time consuming and expensive. The Poutiri Ao ō Tāne project team (sister project to Cape to City) wanted to find o...
6 January 2020
Meri Kirihimete from the Predator Free Hawke's Bay team
18 December 2019
We are now sharing news on all projects under Predator Free Hawke's Bay (PFHB) in one newsletter.
18 October 2019
An update on the Poutiri Ao ō Tāne project summer 2018
1 November 2018
An update on the Cape to City project summer 2018
1 November 2018
Summer 2018 Update
1 March 2018
Do cats and ferrets control rabbits – or do rabbit numbers control their predators?
16 June 2017
An update on the Cape to City project winter 2016
1 June 2016
An update on the Cape to City project spring 2015
1 October 2015
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