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If you're new to this site you may not be aware of a ban on certain species of birds in the Auckland region.  Auckland regional council have banned the breeding, selling and movement of 3 species of birds which was effective in 2022.  The species are: ring-necked parakeets, monk parakeets (quakers) and rainbow lorikeets.


The Parrot Society of New Zealand Inc and Auckland Council have resolved a judicial review proceeding in the High Court which 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 to approximately 2025.

The area at present is the Auckland region but there is nothing stopping other areas following suit.  

For more information see the following article on Stuff : Battle of the Birds and a very good story on The Spinoff : The birds taking on Auckland Council.

There are exemptions which have been published by Auckland council and these can be viewed here: View exemptions

PSNZ President Hayden Van Hooff spoke to Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand about the ban.  The conversation can be heard here: 

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