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Pest Free 24 Mar 2022

Backyard activities for the whole family

Want to get the whole family involved and save our backyard birdsong? Here are some fun activities you can do together.

Pest Free 24 Mar 2022

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.

Pest Free 24 Mar 2022

Watch: Attracting birds to your Backyard with Ranger Glenn

Ranger Glenn and Tim ”The Bird Whisperer” explain which native birds you may spot in your backyard and what native plants to plant for them.

Pest Free 14 Mar 2022

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.

Pest Free 14 Mar 2022

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.

Pest Free 14 Mar 2022

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.

Pest Free 14 Mar 2022

Plant Natives

Our native birds love gardens where they can easily find food and water and build a nest.

Environment 19 Oct 2021

Getting to Pest Free Auckland

Getting to Pest Free Auckland will require effort from the whole community.

Conservation 1 Oct 2021

Aspiring novice eager to find new role in pest detection

Biosecurity dog team welcome Watson

Conservation 29 Sep 2021

Jobs for Nature injects funds to support Kawau Island project

A $4.85m project to target the eradication of rats, stoats and possums on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf has received an injection of $1.3m from the Government’s Jobs for Nature Fund through Predator Free 2050 Ltd.

Pest Free 8 Jul 2021

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.

Environment 24 Jun 2021

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.

Pest Free 18 May 2021

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?

Pest Free 22 Apr 2021

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.

Pest Free 14 Apr 2021

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.

Environment 19 Nov 2020

Finalists shortlisted in this year’s Mayoral Conservation Awards

Environmental champions achievements to be recognised.