Goodbye pests …
hello native

Before humans arrived on our untouched shores, New Zealand was a land teeming with birds, bats, large insects and lizards. All of these have been threatened since human occupation due to the introduction of a large number of mammalian pests, the worst being stoats, weasels, rats, feral cats, possums, feral pigs, goats and rabbits. Uncontrolled, these animals devastate the forest and eliminate native animals.

That’s why Tahi maintains an active pest control programme, not only on our land but also on many of our neighbouring properties, to reduce re-invasion. We also work hard to control the worst of the invasive plans that threaten our local ecosystems – including pampas grass, moth plant and apple of Sodom (kapok tree/rubber plant) –  as well as a wide variety of agricultural weeds such as ragwort.

The return of so many birds, including the stunning species you’ll see on our honey labels, shows that our approach is working.