Win for possum control

An innovative possum control project aimed at boosting native bird numbers in urban areas has won Hawke’s Bay Regional Council a local government excellence award.

The Hawke’s Bay Urban Biodiversity programme (HuB) won the Air New Zealand Excellence Award for Environmental Impact at the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards held as part of LGNZ’s annual conference in Rotorua this week.

The HuB programme involved the regional council working with Napier City Council and Hastings District Council on a community possum-control initiative, which has seen tui and korimako (bellbird) numbers grow in the region.  See the article in full here