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What is Pest Free Auckland?

Pest Free Auckland focuses on the suppression of pest animals, pest plants (environmental weeds), pathogens, and marine pests, to help nature thrive.

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Join a conservation community group

Conservation groups across Auckland are working hard to protect our native habitats, plants and animals. Make a difference in your local area - find a conservation group near you.

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Pest Search

Find out about pest plants and animals in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland. You can search for a pest by name or use the filters to narrow down the selection.

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Grads Mawhai and Pip become New Zealand’s first specialist kauri dieback sniffer dogs

Biosecurity team’s secret weapon in the battle against kauri dieback.

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Pull Weeds

Clear your backyard of pest plants, particularly moth plant, yellow/kahili ginger and climbing asparagus. Identify and find tips on the best way to remove the weeds.

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How much do you know about our native birds?

Our team of experts have put together some exciting facts about our precious native birds. Do you know which bird can sound like a car alarm?

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Save our Backyard Birdsong with Ranger Glenn

Easy to follow DIY videos on what you can do in your backyard to save our backyard birdsong.

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Top 10 birds to spot in your backyard

Go bird spotting and see what you can discover in your own backyard or a nearby park.

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Place traps

Find out how to humanely and safely trap rats, possums and stoats, including what tools to use and where you should put your traps.

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Plant Natives

Find out the best natives trees and shrubs to plant for the native birds.

Environment

Finalists shortlisted in this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.

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Regional Pest Management Plan comes into effect

The new pest management plan is critical to the survival of the region’s native species, both plant and animal, which evolved in the absence of pests.

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Has bird song returned to your backyard?

How well have you done this spring in attracting the return of bird song into your backyard?

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Enjoy the outdoors and take care of our kauri this weekend

The weather’s looking perfect for the long weekend, perfect enough to draw many thousands of Aucklanders and visitors into the great outdoors.

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Auckland Council gets back into environmental action

Auckland Council staff and contractors will be back out in the field as early as next week to resume work protecting and enhancing the region’s natural environment.

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Pest-proofing as boaties prepare to return to the water

In preparation for the return to the water, Auckland Council is urging boat owners to check their vessels for pests, both above and below the water, before heading out.