Predator free partnership

Monday, January 23, 2023
Powerco is partnering with Predator Free Hauraki Coromandel Community Trust (PFHCCT) to help make the region’s conservation goals a reality.

Hauraki Coromandel is moving towards becoming predator free by 2030 and Powerco is excited to be part of the vision, Powerco Head of Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Oliver Vincent, says.

“By partnering with PFHCCT, we’re in turn supporting 60-plus community conservation groups who look after the Hauraki Coromandel environment. 

“We’re looking forward to seeing how this partnership will benefit these communities socially, culturally and economically, as well as the natural environment and biodiversity of the area in the future.”

Powerco’s partnership sees it support the Trust’s field support team – a new service designed to provide practical grassroots help to community conservation groups across Hauraki Coromandel. 

The field support team provides a range of services including:
Advice on how to improve the effectiveness of predator control
Latest techniques and best practice
Help with track planning, trap distribution and placement
Track cutting, clearing, and marking
GPS and trap data recording training
Monitoring assistance
Invasive plant control
Connecting groups to specialist services and training

PFHCCT Chief Executive Jude Hooson says the organisation is grateful for Powerco’s support.

“Powerco has backed this project from its inception and has been a critical early partner for us. 
Conservation work can sometimes feel relentless and overwhelming, and this new team is providing practical grassroots help with tasks big and small to protect our natural treasures in this biodiversity hotspot.” 

PFHCCT began in 2017 to support and promote the Hauraki Coromandel community conservation groups within a national Predator Free programme. A truly regional conservation project, the trust’s predator free aspirations take in a large area – from Moehau near the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula to Te Aroha in the south.
Click on the link for PFHCCT’s website

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