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Author: Lennie Williams

Clarification re Motukawao Islands article

However, there are a few aspects we’d like to clarify, so that readers are fully informed. The Motukawao Islands are administered by the Nga Motu Aroha Trust on behalf of the 461 beneficiaries, who are descendants of the 14 original owners representing Ngati Hako, Ngati Tamatera, Ngati Marutuahu and Ngati Patukirikiri. The islands have had a high number of rats (we caught 17 in one night in one trap alone, toward the start of trapping). There are no other rodents on the islands. The rats are being controlled by 5 AT220 battery powered traps and 120 bait stations. Contrary to the article, there...

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