Posted by admin on October 31, 2012
Speaking this week a DoC spokesperson said that
Posted by admin on October 30, 2012
By BusinessDesk | BusinessDesk – Wed, Oct 24, 2012 1:27 PM NZDT By Jonathan Underhill
New Zealand spends about $100 million a year on pest control programmes. The money is spent by the Animal Health Board, regional councils, Department of Conservation, forestry companies private land owners and non-governmental conservation authorities.
And it is a profitable business. The state-owned Animal Control Products Ltd made a profit of $1.26 million in the 12 months ended June 30, well above budget and down from $1.58 million a year earlier. Sales fell to $6.29 million from $7 million in 2011, when the company made a large export sale for use on Macquarie Island.
Posted by admin on October 19, 2012
Published: 5:46AM Friday October 19, 2012 Source: Fairfax
Stewart Island residents have two weeks to decide if they want to make the island New Zealand's first predator-free human-inhabited island. Environmental campaigner Gareth Morgan outlined his vision for the eradication
Posted by admin on September 27, 2012
Stuff.co.nz - PALOMA MIGONE 27/09/2012
A Hamilton hunter who killed Lower Hutt teacher Rosemary Ives after mistaking her for a deer supports a raft of tougher penalties recommended by a coroner.
Coroner Wallace Bain today called for
Posted by admin on September 18, 2012
Dominion Post - PAUL EASTON HUTT VALLEY REPORTER - 17/09/2012
A dog has died after eating 1080 poison in Kaitoke Regional Park near Upper Hutt.
The six-year-old black labrador was walking on lead with its family on a track on Sunday afternoon, where it ate a 1080 cereal bait.
It was taken to a vet after showing signs of poisoning, but died soon after.
The Greater Wellington regional council is currently warning of
Posted by admin on September 13, 2012
Los Angeles Times - 12/09/2012 -
Americans are getting out in nature in higher numbers, spending more time fishing and hunting, according to a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In 2011, 91.1 million Americans participated in
Posted by admin on September 8, 2012
NZ HERALD - 2:30 PM Saturday Sep 8, 2012
Friends and family of the men involved in yesterday's hunting tragedy near Rotorua are supporting each other as they deal with the shock of the incident.
James Dodds was fatally wounded early
Posted by admin on September 7, 2012
STUFF - 07/09/2012
A man told police he had mistakenly shot his friend while hunting near Rotorua. The shooter, in his 30s, called police about 8am to
Posted by admin on August 15, 2012
By Rebekah Fraser - 15/08/2012 - Greymouth Star
A controversial aerial poison drop around the Hokitika water supply was completed yesterday, with little ado.
The Kokatahi operation saw 1080 pellets dropped over the Blue Bottle forest and the hillside adjoining the south-western side of Lake Kaniere.
Hokitika police said a number of anti-1080 protestors kept
Posted by admin on August 7, 2012
31/07/2012 - Dominion Post
Inhumane possum traps were discovered dotted throughout a Makara forest.
A dead possum in an illegal trap dragged home by a family dog leading to the discovery of inhumane trapping on the block.
Brent Lyell Still, of Upper Hutt, was yesterday convicted of using the illegal traps.
Guy Holmes' called the SPCA after