Monday, 17 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey : Pest Free By 2050

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.
In this activity , I had to blog about New Zealand being pest free by 2050 . In my opinion , I think that New Zealand being pest free is great because the pests in New Zealand damage our nature so I think killing all the pests in New Zealand to make it pest free is good.

What do you think about it?

Would you want to keep pests alive or would you kill them ?


  1. Hey LJ!

    I think possums are nasty pests! When I lived on a farm we used to hear them at night on the roof, scratching around loudly. They're very annoying when you're trying to get to sleep!

    We also often went possum hunting to try and help get rid of them from our farm, but I think it will be a hard job to get rid of the ALL by 2050! What do you think the best way to do it is? Shooting them? Traps?

    Nicky :)

  2. Hi LJ,
    My name is Lusia and i'm a year 8 student from St Pius X Catholic School. Possums are terrible but they should 't be killed but stopped! I think they need to be captured and be putted in a place that is safe and harmless to others. But anyways back to you, your google draw that you have created is outstanding! Keep it up LJ!

    Lusia XD