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Preserving Featherston's Wildlife

Predator Free Featherston is a not-for-profit organization that aims to eliminate introduced pests in the Featherston area, preserving the local ecosystem and protecting native wildlife. We provide free traps and advice for pest trapping, encouraging community involvement. Our team believes that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, we work tirelessly each day to contribute our part to the greater good.

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About Predator Free Featherston

Our vision for Predator Free Featherston is to protect native species and to see their populations flourish in our lifetimes. Ultimately we want Featherston to become predator-free with thriving native wildlife in our neighbourhoods, local parks and reserves, farmland and bush areas.

This will also mean no rats scavenging from compost bins, more birds nesting, no more pesky possums eating garden plants, fruit trees and native bush, and more birdsong from a wider variety of birds. Predator Free Featherston will cover Featherston and the surrounding areas

Our Objectives:

  • Have a trap in one of every two households by 2025

  • Target ferrets, stoats, weasels, rats and feral cats. These are some of our major predators

  • Focus on the urban fringe of the Featherston, from the foothills of the Remutaka Ranges to the Tarauras, and along the Tauwharenīkau River, as well as rural areas in between

  • Contribute to the wider Pest Free Wairarapa in conjunction with Wairarapa Pūkaha to Kawakawa Alliance

  • Collaborate with local and central government, other conservation groups, residents and landowners


Our Specialties

One Step at a Time

With our organization's mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. This is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.


Community Empowerment

Reinforcing our Commitment

At Predator Free Featherston, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. This is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Education & Outreach

Helping The Community

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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