Encouraging the breeding of every parrot in New Zealand whether in the wild or captivity
WELCOME TO THE PARROT SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
The Parrot Society New Zealand Inc and Auckland Council have resolved a judicial review proceeding in the High Court concerned Auckland Council’s decision to include galahs. sulphur-crested cockatoos and eastern rosellas as pests in the Regional Pest Management Plan 2020-2030. The current exemption of galahs, sulphur-crested cockatoos and eastern rosellas from the rules in the Plan will continue approximately 2025. The current exemption for ring-necked parakeets, monk parakeets and rainbow lorikeets will expire in September 2022.
PSNZ Annual Bird Sale 2021
Our first bird sale for 2 years was a great success. We teamed up with the Northland Branch and the venue was well supported. A big thank you to all who attended, with or without birds. All of the generous donations and profit will go towards the legal costs of fighting the bird ban. Thank you to all our attendees who also offered their moral support for our endeavours, it was much appreciated. Photos courtesy of Hayden Van Hooff.
Auckland City Council Bird and Reptile Ban
As you may have heard, Auckland City Council has passed a bylaw banning the keeping, breeding and selling of a number of parrot and reptile species. This ban comes into effect on 1st September 2022. There has been no consultation with the PSNZ or any other knowledgeable body and by the time we knew about it, it had already been passed and set in the council regulations.
Bird species specifically mentioned are:
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
The PSNZ is very concerned that this will merely be the tip of the iceberg. If it goes through, more species will be included and more regions will be affected. As it stands, none of these birds will be allowed to travel through the Auckland region so anybody selling or rehoming birds or even moving house will be unable to do so if it involves Greater Auckland or the airport. Taking a sick bird to get veterinary treatment would also be impossible.
It is critically important that we act now to have this ill-considered and unconstitutional ban overturned. The Society has engaged top public law specialist, Mai Chen of Chen Palmer to act on our behalf and this is going to cost a great deal of money. The last estimate we were given was in excess of $60,000 to take this through the court system and we already have bills amounting to more than $30,000.
Currently the Society has been funding this through our reserved funds, Give-a-little, donations from pet owners and hobbyists and business sponsorship. We are hoping for your participation in this fight as we cannot do this on our own.
Any amount you can spare would be gratefully received and you can donate by depositing your donation into our dedicated PSNZ account.
Account Number: 02-0152-0528170-025 Reference: Pet Ban Donation
We really need your support to preserve aviculture and pet bird keeping in NZ both now and for future generations. Thank you in advance for your help and please do feel free to pass this on to anyone that you may feel would also be keen to offer assistance. We need all the help we can get!
For a full copy of the Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan 2019-2029 click on the download link below. This will take you to the Auckland Council website where you can download or view details in pdf format.
The COVID-19 virus has impacted on the entire world. In New Zealand we are no longer in lockdown. However, for a short period we are offering our printed magazine which is normally distributed to members only to be available to view on-line by everyone. Our fantastic magazine editor Yvette Harris has made a digital version in pdf format available to anyone anywhere in the world to view and enjoy. Please click on the image below to view.
Latest News From Auckland Council
Auckland council plan to take away rights to breed and sell Galahs, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Quakers, Rainbow Lorikeets, Ringnecks and Eastern Rosellas in the Auckland region. For more information see: Facebook Page.
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