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.

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.

How to attract birds to your garden

Check out these easy tips to make your garden a top destination for New Zealand birds.

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.

Rats go nuts for peanut butter

A new twist on trapping will see pests go nuts over peanut butter.

Franklin's pests in firing line

Predator Free Franklin has won a Mayoral Conservation Award.

Conservation heroes honoured at Mayoral Awards

Everyday environmental heroes doing good!

Find a pest-free community group near you

Community groups across Auckland are always happy to welcome new members.