Protecting native birdlife through innovation

Our stores are operating under the Covid-19 Protection Framework protocols at all traffic light settings. You can also buy online, call or chat with us.

TXT/SMS scams that infect mobile phones with a virus are ongoing, so please be vigilant. If you receive any suspicious messages, don’t click links or download any apps/updates. Read more about Flubot.
Your bird sanctuary, with more native birds

The future according to Punakaiki

Local problems, global solutions – Discover how Vodafone’s connectivity and coverage is helping Predator Free Punakaiki ensure the survival of native birdlife.

“We are using Vodafone’s NB-IoT technology to help save native species and support our hard-working volunteers who work towards achieving a predator free Punakaiki.” Grant Parrett, Predator Free Punakaiki.

Using MinkPolice – an innovative IoT pest control system with a proven track record in Europe – Predator Free Punakaiki has dramatically reduced the time volunteers spent searching for activated pest traps. Each trap contains a SIM that connects to the MinkPolice smart phone application via Vodafone’s NB-IoT network.
Bell icon
Increased efficiency
The MinkPolice smartphone app alerts volunteers when a trap is activated and guides them directly to the trap saving up to four weeks checking every trap in a given area.
Conversation icon
Increased engagement
An unexpected benefit of the system has been the increased engagement and satisfaction for volunteers. Using the technology is actually fun and helps attract younger people to the cause.
Clock 3pm icon
More volunteer time on other projects
Now that less time is spent checking traps, volunteers are free to focus on other beneficial activities like education programmes.

Want to know more?

Please fill in the form below and one of our business specialists will contact you.
Please select a preferred contact method
Your privacy is important to us. Read our Privacy Policy

Customer Impacting Events

Mobile ›
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Low No Connection
Landline & Broadband ›
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Low No Connection
main_icn_Play_arrow main_icn_Chevron_down main_icn_Chevron_right main_icn_Chevron_left main_icn_Chevron_up

Internet Explorer Not Supported

Please note that we do not support Internet Explorer. For optimal browsing we recommend Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.