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Without managing cats, Zealandia is the most expensive cat food factory in NZ

Wellington wildlife refuge Zealandia will become little more than a “cat food factory” unless something is done about wandering felines, the Wellington City Council has been told. Hearings began today for submissions into the council’s draft annual plan, with philanthropist and anti-cat campaigner Gareth Morgan among the first to address councillors. He urged the council […]

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Save the kiwis, trap a hedgehog

Last Wednesday night on the Paul Henry Show, a rather prickly issue was raised when reporter Jesse Peach crossed live to Victoria University’s student pub where Students are being invited to take dead rats to the university’s science lab to exchange it for beer tokens*. The full cross can be watched here. Two young ‘conservationists’ revealed […]

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Auckland Cat Colony

Auckland Cat Colony from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo. Over summer Geoff Simmons met with Peter Dormon of Lonely Miaow, a charity that cares for stray and abandoned cats in Auckland: lonelymiaow.co.nz/ Together they visited a stray cat colony in Kohimarama – one of the many thousands across Auckland – and chatted about how the stray cat problem […]

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Only direct action will fix wandering cat problem

Recent events in Invercargill with the nuisance caused by “owned” cats wandering over neighbourhood properties, highlights the need for action from central government. In that city the council has introduced a bylaw to restrict to three, the number of cats a household can own. Even though the bylaw is a pretty weak way to deal […]

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Councils need better bylaws to control cats

The Invercargill City Council has got itself in aright bind over how to handle a local who’s got more than 30 cats. The Council has a by law banning cat owners from owning more than 3 cats. The council’s been powerless to do anything about the cat owner and has even encouraged neighbours to trap […]

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Students show off their trapped rats

Beers are going very cheap at Victoria University’s student pub at the moment. You can get one for the small price of one dead rat. The Hunter Lounge pub in Wellington is allowing students to bring in dead rats in exchange for free beer. Ridding the world of pests, one glass at a time.  

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