Taranaki could get a huge injection of cash for predator eradication.
The Government is expected to make an announcement in Taranaki on Wednesday morning.
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If it goes ahead, Newshub understands it will be the first of many predator free projects aiming to eradicate pests in the regions.
The Government recently put an end-date on oil and gas exploration in the region.
In April, the Government announced the region would get $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund, mostly to tourism enterprises.
In Budget 2018 the Department of Conservation got a total operational spend increase of $181.6 million over four years.
Four thousand of our native plants and animals species are threatened or at risk of extinction.