Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

Hon Maggie Barry

Minister of Conservation

15 March 2017

Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.

The partnership between the Predator Free NZ Trust and the Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand (HAPNZ) will help in the battle to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050.

“This is a timely and important contribution from the tourism sector which I hope will be the catalyst for other partnerships and I congratulate them on this initiative. Eradicating rats, stoats and possums by 2050 will deliver massive benefits for our native species, our environment and the economy through tourism,” Ms Barry says.

“Our outstanding natural landscapes are the reasons why so many local and overseas visitors holiday in New Zealand. We have to protect our natural environment for future generations and international guests.”

The partnership will see trapping at 300 holiday parks throughout New Zealand; support predator control activities in local communities; and encourage guests to understand and support the Predator free 2050 goal.

“Just over a third of holiday park guests are international visitors so the partnership will explain to them why Predator Free 2050 is so important in the New Zealand context,” Ms Barry says.

“HAPNZ will also introduce an annual award to recognise the greatest contribution to Predator Free 2050 from a holiday park or park team member.”

“The Department of Conservation, Predator Free NZ and HAPNZ have worked closely together on this very positive leadership initiative. Through it we can grow the army of volunteers working to rid New Zealand of these predators and inspire other sectors to develop predator-free partnerships.”

“This partnership compliments the Government’s 2050 goal and along with other initiatives to be announced soon will extend the war on predators from our parks and forests to our towns and cities,” Ms Barry says

Background information

Predator Free 2050
· Predator Free 2050 will rid New Zealand of three of our most damaging introduced predators – rats, stoats and possums – by 2050.
· It will deliver huge benefits our regional economies through primary industries and tourism.
· It is led by the Department of Conservation (DOC)

Predator Free NZ Trust
The Predator Free NZ Trust is an independent trust established in 2013 and committed to dramatically reducing NZ’s predator populations, including rats, stoats, possums, weasels and ferrets.

Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand
The Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand is a trade organisation representing the holiday park accommodation sector in New Zealand. It has 300 member parks across New Zealand.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Bojo Visit

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town today, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision...

Currently, Johnson is touring the former colonies, talking up the historical ties. More>>


PM's Press Conference: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Prime Minister Bill English opened this week's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting that day's announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners'... More>>

Employers Pleased: Reports Of Govt Backdown On Low-Wage Immigration

MEA: We are pleased to hear that the Government is planning to review incoming immigration changes with a specific focus on how they will affect the regions. Effectively addressing skills shortages in manufacturing and other sectors needs to remain a core part of our immigration system ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

Job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation... More>>


Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>


Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>


Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election