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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 05:54

Pateke doing well

Written by Wayne Watson
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Pateke doing well Wayne Watson

Pateke Spotter: On the October 5 last year, Wayne Watson counted 32 Pateke at Whananaki, on Northland’s east coast - just north of Whangarei.

DU released Pateke at Whananaki in the 1980s and while they survived for long periods the massive predator expansion in Northland caught up with them, but now there is some serious predator control taking place on Northland’s east coast with very positive results.

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