Pest control funding boost to make a difference in the Kaikoura electorate

Kaikoura news
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thanks to the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund, the Gore Bay and Port Robinson Ratepayers Association will receive $57,879 to fight harmful pests in Kaikoura.

“Rats, stoats, possums and other unwanted visitors are a scourge on the natural environment,” says Mr Smith.

“They’re a direct threat to our native birds like the kakapo, kiwi and kokako that are practically defenceless against these pests.

“Community groups like the Gore Bay and Port Robinson Ratepayers Association here in the Kaikoura electorate are key to the future of conservation, and it’s wonderful this funding will help them fight the good fight against pests.

“Nationwide, pests cost our economy more than $3 billion a year. I have no doubt this Government funding will have a positive impact in the Kaikoura electorate’s local environment,” Mr Smith says.