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Smart trapping a new story for tour operators in rural Waitomo

Smart trapping a new story for tour operators in rural Waitomo

In the Mangaotaki Valley, Suzie and Warrick Denize raise livestock and operate tours in a landscape dominated by massive limestone cliffs made famous by the Hobbit trilogy. Spanning 1.5km long and 90m high, the rock formations overlook the native bush below where, thanks to the couple’s trapping effort, native species are making a comeback while their 30 traps have recorded over 200 kills to date.

We chat with the busy couple to learn more about the impact of pest control on their business and how our A24 Trap kit with Chirp has helped their trapping.

Chirp design insights with Goodnature's product designer, Chris

Chirp design insights with Goodnature's product designer, Chris
Last week, we launched Chirp in Australia. Chirp is the brain of your A24: it keeps track of your trap activity and sends it to your phone from where you can visualise your trapping efforts and those of the trapping community. We chat with Chris, the product designer behind the Chirp cap, and share his design process and the challenges he faced while creating Chirp.

Why a predator-free NZ is possible when we’re united.

Why a predator-free NZ is possible when we’re united.

In the naughts of last century, Wellingtonians woke to the sound of whales scraping the barnacles off their backs and thrashing in the shallow waters of Oriental Bay. 

In the naughts of this century, it was a different story - mostly without whales and with only a few native birds creating a ruckus. Almost every part of New Zealand has seen plummeting populations of native birds and Wellington was no exception.