The Pest Free Purerua Project is well underway and the website is now live!
The website (https://pfp.kiwi/) showcases not only the stunning scenery of the Purerua Peninsula but also info on the huge effort underway to rid it of pests and how local landowners can get involved.
Six months work has been completed by the on-the-ground-team who are hard-out removing pests in the colder weather.
The Kiwi Coast led project will run for 4 more years with the Jobs for Nature Funding through Kiwis for Kiwi.
Mid North Kiwi Coast Coordinator Andrew Mentor offered a huge thanks to all of those who have been involved to date:
“This is very much a “ground up” community project, built on 20 years of pest control effort.
Special thanks to all the landowners who are contributing to the trapping effort and allowing professional trappers access to their properties.
The ultimate question is: Can we achieve eradication of possum, mustelids, feral cats and rats from the peninsula? The Pest Free Purerua team reckon it can be done! We are going to do our best to make it happen.
We will keep you up to date with progress through this website and other communications.
Thanks to Dean Wright for heading up the website development and to all of those involved who have helped bring this project to fruition.”
For more information on Pest Free Purerua or to get involved, contact Andrew Mentor, Kiwi Coast.