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 autumn. 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.

What you need to know about Pest Free Autumn

We ran a Q&A session with our Pest Free Auckland experts, so it's time to share the great questions and useful answers to get you started on your Pest Free Auckland journey.

Pest free Autumn in your backyard

To help you on the road to creating a pest-free haven at home, we’ve pulled together some ideas to get you started.

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.

Hunt for elusive intruder uncovers surprising activity on pest free island

Cameras on Motukorea/Browns Island in the Hauraki Gulf have captured footage of Aucklanders accessing the island during both lockdown Alert Levels 4 and 3.

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.

Students create colourful murals for pest free trailer

A colourful trailer, decorated by three local students attending three different Enviro schools, will stand out in the local community.

Totara Park planting helps to green the city

Manurewa’s Totara Park continues to play a big part in the greening of Auckland.

Stowaway caught trying to hitch a ride on Rangitoto ferry

A vigilant Fullers360 crew member seized a small plague skink on a vessel due to depart for Rangitoto Island recently - the sixth recorded plague skink interception since 2016.

A new generation of council pups on its way

Piri, one of Auckland Council's hard-working biosecurity dogs is expecting puppies - and it's almost time to meet them.

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.