National Pest Control Agencies (NPCA)

NPCA assists those involved in animal pest control in New Zealand.

Animal pests are a serious threat to our native flora and fauna and to our agriculture industry. We provide a forum for agencies and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience in addressing the issue.

After recent issues this version of the site has been restored on a temporary basis to allow end users access to key content that includes possum monitoring accreditation detail, the best practice best practice publications and other resources commonly used by animal pest control practitioners.

The temporary restoration also provides more time for the transfer of NPCA products and services to a new entity under the umbrella of the Ministry of Primary Industries.

For further information contact Maurice Kennedy 03 573 7028, or 499 7559 & 027 231 6885.

The 2018 monitoring course programme has been finalised with venues in Palmerston North (Awapuni) and Mosgiel (Invermay Research Centre). Both centres provide easy access to habitat for course field exercises. To register email participant names and contact details to

Attention accredited monitors and agencies involved with possum population monitoring

Possum monitoring accreditation details have been updated to November 2018.

For information on renewals and for new accreditations contact Maurice Kennedy 03 573 7028 or 027 231 6885 or email request for information to