Tools And Tech

Strength and accuracy

“Let the axe be sharp”
What tools and techniques can I employ?
Traps for: rats, possums, stoats, feral cats, pigs Toxins: 1080, Brodifacoum, Cholecalciferol, Pindone
Monitoring: Catch tally locations, What pests are still there? Plant, Bird, and insect health indicators
Techniques, how to suppress pests to eradicate:
1. Choose an area that can become a defendable zone using a perimeter line which includes naturally defendable landscape features such as waterways, ridges, peninsulas, islands, pa, etc.

2. Establish a walkable line around your chosen area which will become the defence line of reinvasion of the defendable zone. Also establish a network of lines within the zone accounting for animal tracks, food sources, and dwelling places.
3. Determine a range of traps and other tools for the range of pests you are targeting.
4. Set out lines with chosen tools at smart and regular intervals.
5. Experiment with different lures, and luring systems, to draw out and capture targeted pests.
6. Maintain the lines regularly to suppress pests.
7. Monitor success and make adjustments.
8. Strengthen the defence line to address reinvasion.
9. Monitor and target the low density populations of pests within your area to eradicate them.


The pekapeka (bat) navigates and flies by sonar and has a mouthful of sharp little teeth which it uses to great effect.  These inbuilt tools and technology give these important little ngahere pollinators strength and accuracy in the work they do in the ngahere and tai ao.  Pekapeka Bay in Whangaroa Harbor indicates the special place pekapeka has in this area reminding us of the need for tools and technology in our restoration work.