20 Jun 2016

Making Picton NZ's first predator-free town

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 20 June 2016

A group of locals is aiming to eradicate pests from the entire Picton region.

Kaipupu Point is a small peninsula that juts into Picton Harbour and is protected where it joins the mainland with a predator-proof fence. All was going well until it was found that rats were swimming to the wildlife sanctuary.

Picton Dawn Chorus has spent many years establishing a predator free zone in the town and now they've decided to try and eradicate pests from the entire area.

The group's chairman, James Wilson, explains how it will be done.