A boatload of volunteers clears Ruapuke islet in the Hauraki Gulf of rats, becoming the first successful island pest eradication.
The Karori Sanctuary Trust was officially launched
Subantarctic Campbell Island is cleared in a single operation,
Forest and Bird, Department of Conservation (DOC), Regional Councils, researchers and others meet. The idea of a Predator Free New Zealand is born, described by Sir Paul Callaghan as "New Zealand's Moonshot".
Predator Free NZ Trust set up
"To encourage, support and connect New Zealanders in their efforts to control and eradicate introduced predators including rats, possums, and mustelids so our native species’ populations can increase in our lifetime."
Prime Minister John Key announces government commitment to achieve a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050. Predator Free 2050 Programme established and Predator Free 2050 Limited formed.
Predator Free 2050 Limited, board initiated and setup begins including appointment of CE. Predator Free 2050 Limited was "established to help deliver the New Zealand government’s ambitious goal of eradicating possums, stoats and rats by 2050".
DOC Programme Manager commences role, set up of PF2050 unit begins "to facilitate the overall Predator Free 2050 programme and to develop a strategic direction and an action plan."
DOC Predator Free 2050 unit decides on a collective impact model for how to achieve Predator Free goals. Foundational work involving a series of facilitated workshops explored the challenges and steps to achieving the goal which informeda discussion guide for public engagement on Predator Free 2050.
Regional hui, submissions from stakeholders and public feedback on the discussion guide informs development of the strategy.
DOC develops draft strategy and 5 year action plan incorporating feedback on discussion guide.
PF2050 Charter launched/signed by leaders of key agencies across the Predator Free movement at CE breakfast
Draft PF2050 strategy circulated to key stakeholders for feedback.
PF2050 strategy confirmed by Cabinet
PF2050 strategy and 5 year action plan publicly launched.
Covid-19 impacts disrupt collaborative group process
Action plan sharing workshop (collaborative group leads and kaitkitanga group)