Urban Cats and Native Wildlife – Radio New Zealand

Hi Everybody.  Nick here. Alison Ballance from Radio New Zealand was very interested in our Cat Cam survey which we began in December 2013. She interviewed us as we began placing cameras in the backyards of Halo households included putting one at her Haitaitai property. Over a month later Alison chatted to out team again about the fascinating results and … Read More

The Jewels of the Wellington Region

Over the past six months, I have been lucky enough to visit two of Wellington’s predator free jewels: Mana Island and Kapiti Island. Both are just a short jaunt off the northwest coast of our region – Mana is the table shaped island just off Titahi Bay and Kapiti is the steep bush clad island just off Paraparaumu. Both islands were occupied by … Read More

Creative Woodcraft offers discount to Halo Households

NATURALLY PASSIONATE & WANTING TO MAKE CHANGE By Ian Morton, Creative Woodcraft HQ With a deep passion for gardening, nature and the environment at large – is it any wonder I combined my craftsman skills to create a job I love? Every day, ideas and products are born at Creative Woodcraft HQ – as my wife and I continually look for … Read More

Halo Bear Giveaway!

Halo Bear Giveaway

Halo Bear Giveaway from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo. Receive a bear and Enhance the Halo ! Join us Thursday, 27 Feb at 12:30 p.m. in Midland Park

Update on Cat Camera Project: Gareth’s Place

Hello Halo Households! Thanks to those that volunteered to take part in our cat camera experiment. Sorry if we haven’t been in touch with you so far, we have been overloaded with requests to take part. We hope to get to everyone. We are now about halfway through our cat camera experiment. This is all about highlighting the number of wandering cats and … Read More

Here is an update on the Polhill Reserve from our Halo Hero, Marc

Hi Nick. It feels like ages since I last wrote, but a heap has happened since then. I will fill you in on a few of the key events: Volunteers social Given the number of people who volunteered their time to the project, we decided to hold a social gathering as a way of saying thanks and keeping people updated … Read More

Great meet up by Halo members who’d like to start trapping

  Enhancing the Halo are committed to the goal of a Predator Free Wellington. We held a focus group earlier this week to get feedback from people who hadn’t trapped and those who had to hear about how we can make the whole process easier. Thanks to all those that came along, it was great to meet you all and hear … Read More

Quick Guide to Chew Cards for Halo Households

Chew cards are safe, easy and fun way of finding out whether you have predators like mice, rats, hedgehogs, possums and stoats active in your back yard. Chew Cards can help you work out where to locate your traps, and can help us work out how many predators there are in Wellington. Plus it is a great activity for the … Read More

Enhancing the Halo: Join In Our New Years Resolution!

Enhancing the Halo has only been running a few months but already we have made great strides. We have over 830 halo households taking part, and there are now hundreds of traps out there on Wellington properties keeping down numbers of mice, rats, stoats and hedgehogs in the Capital. We think 2014 is time to take Enhancing the Halo to … Read More

Makara Peak Heroes

Hey guys, Ruby here. Despite this late winter blast, our friends up at Makara Peak continue to do an awesome job maintaining a playground of trails for mountain bikers, runners and walkers alike. And thanks to all their conservation efforts the area is bursting with beautiful bird life – works a charm to take your mind off how much your … Read More