The Government's announced a target of eradicating every rat, stoat and possum from the country by 2050.
It's incredibly optimistic and there are big questions as to whether the $28 million over four years announced so far, is enough.
But what you may not realise is how much you can do to help and why remorseless killing can be a positive thing.
In Polhill, there's a pesticide squad of Lucy and Estella who are out hunting the pests that prowl the area.
The young girls are on a mission to make it safe for native wildlife and community efforts have seen Polhill flourish.
Story was lucky enough to be an honorary member of the squad.
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