Enabling a new future

NEXT partnered with the Department of Conservation in February 2015 to establish ZIP, a research and development entity focused on developing the tools and techniques to help to permanently, remove possums, rats and stoats from large mainland areas of New Zealand. The partners were subsequently joined by Jasmine Social Investments, Morgan Investments, a coalition of dairy industry players and Predator Free 2050 Ltd.

ZIP has made a number of significant technical advances toward its goal and has recently embarked on its first mainland eradication project in the Perth River Valley, a 12,000 hectare wilderness area in South Westland.


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