For the latest news, reports and research relating to the Hamilton Halo project.
The following reports provide details on site operations and performance.
Click here to read a five year review of the Hamilton Halo project.
Waikato Regional Council has welcomed Hamilton City Council as a partner in the popular Hamilton Halo project. Under a new memorandum of understanding between the two councils and Landcare Research, HCC has committed to working with the regional council on control of rats and possums at high value biodiversity sites around the city, such as parks and gullies. Read our media release to find out more or visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the official signing(external link) on Friday, 29 May 2014.
The latest Hamilton biennial bird count report has been released by Landcare Research. The report highlights that the abundance of tūī in Hamilton increased significantly between 2004 and 2012 in all areas and seasons, and recommends that the current effective control of possums and ship rats by Waikato Regional Council in forest areas surrounding Hamilton should continue.
A few Waikato Regional Council staff had the opportunity to see some of the ecological results of the Halo project at Hope Bush recently. Click here to read more about what they saw and heard.
Read about the Ornithological Society's 2011 Hamilton morepork survey.