Monday, 10 July 2017

Day #3: Wild Eyes : Activity 2

Activity 2: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.
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On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.


Mrs Tofa said...

Did you look into whey possums were brought to NZ in the first place? Would be interesting to find out. I have heard two theories so I am a bit unsure now. I like your perspective of a possum free New Zealand too. It would take a lot of work for New Zealand to be possum free.

Telesia said...

Hi Aaliyahna,

I loved your reasons why predators (possums) should be banned. I have learnt a huge amount of knowledge because of this very blog post. Keep up the amazing work!


daniel said...

Hi Aaliyahna
Your reasons on why pests like possums should be removed from New Zealand. The poor Kokako chicks and eggs get eaten by them! Keep up the good work.

Luisa said...


I enjoyed reading your reasons of why possums should be removed!. I most defintely with you!, they've become a threat to our environment and should be eradicated. Great work!.

Kind regards,

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