The Government's plan to achieve a predator-free New Zealand by 2050 is gaining momentum. New trap technology allows real-time information to be accessed from a cellphone when a pest is caught. Goodnature co-founder Robbie van Dam says it'll encourage everybody to protect the environment.
A Wellington conservation tech company has come up with a way of using Bluetooth to help capture pests like rats and stoats – and that technology has already been snapped up by Wellington’s Capital Kiwi project.
It's the first step of a five-year target to have kiwi roaming freely in Wellington, even in city suburbs, 20,000 ha in total and 4400 traps. "Most of the people out there [trapping] are Wellingtonians, and I think there's a real appreciation for how special this landscape is," Ward said.