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Predator Free Moonshine Valley

We're supporting a community-led biodiversity project to protect native wildlife in Moonshine Valley.

Photo shows tui feeding on flax flower.

This project aims to get rid of predators in Moonshine Valley and protect species that are under threat.

Moonshine Valley is home to an abundance of native species, including kererū, tuī, cuckoo, korimako and green gecko.

However residents have reported an invasion of possums, rats and weasels in recent years. So they've teamed up with the Council in a bid to make the area predator free.

In September 2016 we provided predator traps to about 40 local families. We'll be working closely together over the next 12 months to maintain the traps and monitor the number of predators caught.

If successful, the scheme will be rolled out to neighbouring communities.