In the height of summer, there are 10,000 times as many wasp queens in the beech forest as there are people in New Zealand.
With the help of Nelsonians we have wiped out a massive number of wasps throughout the region, and we'll be back next summer to carry on the fight.
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Nelson Mail's Wasp Wipeout campaign was a "game changer" for New Zealand nature.
Multi-national chemical company BASF, has made $22k contribution to the Wasp Wipeout project.
Invasive wasps are having unseen effects on life beneath the surface of New Zealand's native forests.
Time is ticking for the invasive wasps of Abel Tasman National Park.
Wasp Wipeout has hit its funding target, providing a $50,000 boost to the region's wasp control operations.
Hidden from view they grow in numbers, ravaging the land and attacking anyone who gets in their way.
Invasive wasps are being targeted on some of Nelson's most popular mountain bike tracks.
These are the areas you can help to protect from wasps this summer.
Kiwi scientists have discovered a link between climate change and rising wasp numbers in New Zealand.
As an eight-year-old, Richard Toft watched the apple tree at his family home in Kerikeri get "eaten alive" by wasps.
A shared interest in protecting New Zealand's native species has inspired Nelson siblings to join forces to wipe out invasive wasps.
Wasps are an "alien species" devouring our native birds' most valuable food sources.
The German invaders arrived in New Zealand as stowaways at the end of World War II.
While wasps pose a threat to humans they can also be deadly for bees, capable of wiping out entire hives.
Their sting can trigger a serious allergic reaction - and sends a signals for others to attack.
For starters they wreck the environment and ruin the economy. There are eight more reasons why wasps need wiping out.
Paper wasps are worlds apart from their German cousins - but what's the best way to get rid of them?
"It took a heap of adrenaline to snap him out of it, he had something like 250 wasp stings."
Nelson businesses have lent their support to our mission to rid the region of wasps.
Answers to all your questions about Wasp Wipeout, a community-led conservation project.
To explain why we're targeting German and common wasps, meet Gunter and Carrie.
To understand the true impact of wasps, we venture deep into the native beech forest.
The challenge is for all of us to work together for a common goal.
We want to wipe out wasps in the Nelson region. Here's how we're doing it, and how you can help.
Nelson-Tasman is the "wasp capital" of New Zealand. Today, we launch a new campaign to reclaim our outdoors.