Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says Maungauika/North Head on Devonport Peninsula is to become predator free, a first step towards a predator free Auckland.
“DOC, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Auckland Council are working together to make the whole Devonport peninsula pest free. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has provided 1500 rat traps for distribution to people living on the peninsula and is aiming for one trap in every five Devonport households.”
“Strategically the Devonport peninsula is a good place to start the Auckland predator free journey because it’s isolated by water and home to significant native and threatened bird populations. It’s also a point of entry to our gulf islands.”