Today we were grateful to have the expertise of Rod Dickson (biodiversity officer from HBRC) and Hans Rook who both came to support the pest control work been undertaken on Pongaroa Station. Pongaroa Station has decided to accelerate and expand its pest control programme since Kaka have been observed on the station. The farm already manages 10 traps along the river but with the spotting of several Kaka Rod Dickson has generously offered 10 more traps. Valuable advice was shared on how to maintain the traps and we are hoping that Kaka will permanently settle in the valley with reduced predator numbers. The trap catches will be collected by the farm and inputted into Trap.org, a national pest control platform.
Thank you Rod and Hans for sharing your expertise and keeping the momentum going.