Help us make Auckland pest free

Getting around Auckland is risky for us native birds. But there is a plan to make it safer, by turning Auckland into a pest-free haven.

The good news is you only need to do one simple thing in your backyard to make a difference this spring. And if you do all three, it'll make a huge difference.

Watch: Auckland's Pest Free progress

We're making progress protecting native species, enhancing their habitats and eradicating pests. Find out how.

1. Place traps

Rid your home and backyard of rats & possums.

2. Pull weeds

Clear your backyard of pest plants.

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3. Plant natives

Plant natives to feed the birds and bees.

Keep an eye out for foreign vessels in Great Barrier waters

Great Barrier Island residents asked to keep eye out for foreign vessels in battle to protect the island’s unique ecosystems from pest species.

Tackling the tricky issues to keep our gulf islands safe

Auckland Council’s island biosecurity programme took the New Zealand Biosecurity Eagle Technology Local and Central Government Award on 4 November.

Cornwallis Petrelheads protect peninsula's vulnerable birds

The Petrelheads of Cornwallis Peninsula are passionate about their namesake, the grey-faced petrel, and are working to manage the pests that threaten them.

Kauri compliance high but locals their own worst enemy

Auckland Council compliance officers were out in force over the weekend, watching for people breaking the rules around the use of closed tracks and putting kauri at risk.

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.

Spot A Native Bird Competition Winners

Take a look at the winning entries to our photo competition and find out how you can protect our native birds.

Motuihe Island – pest free since 2005

Meet the Motuihe Trust, community volunteers who have been working hard to keep the island pest free since 2005.

Protect the Hauraki Gulf during Labour Weekend

Planning on heading out on the Hauraki Gulf this long weekend? Spare a thought for kauri, kiwi, takahe and our rare sea birds.

Quiz: Can you guess our native trees from a single leaf?

Take this quiz and find out how many native trees you can identify from just a single leaf.

Help make Auckland a pest-free haven

Find out how you can help make Auckland a pest-free haven.