Our Company

Our Company

Connovation is a world leader in the research, development and manufacture of invasive animal pest control technologies. Connovation is leading the fight against introduced threats to ensure that New Zealand’s economic, cultural and natural resources are protected and enhanced. We put a real focus on research and development, and strive to create products that are eco-friendly, humane and practical.

We specialise in possum control and rodent control but also products for the control of stoats, ferrets and weasels and specialised target specific products for wallaby pests.

Whether you are an individual, a contractor, or a land care group, we can isolate your problems and provide the right products for your needs. Our business is split into four areas:

  • Research and Development
  • Commercialisation
  • Monitoring
  • Control

Talk to the team at Connovation for a practical solution to your pest problem.


Research and Development

Connovation Research and Development Team

Connovation Ltd is unique compared to other pest control suppliers. We have a dedicated research, development and commercialisation team who collaborate closely with university research institutes and government organisations including the Department of Conservation and TBfree New Zealand. Our research team is multidisciplinary and includes ecologists and engineers, as well as formulation and toxicology experts.

We have experience providing pest control solutions in New Zealand and internationally.

Our research provides innovative and novel solutions to pest problems with a proven track record of undertaking research with commercial realisation.

Examples of this include registering PredaSTOP for stoat and feral cat control, Bait-Rite for possum and feral pig control, and ZAP for possum control –  the only three new vertebrate toxic agents registered in New Zealand in the last 30 years.

We are researching and developing new toxins and baits with improved safety, low residue risk, and welfare as primary considerations.

Our current research involves integrating these new toxins into advanced delivery systems to enable long-term suppression of pest populations.


Conservation & Partners

Continual research and development is the key to our success. Our research team collaborate widely with scientists from New Zealand and overseas. Strong links have been forged with key end users, government departments, community groups and Iwi to provide valuable input, feedback and practical advice on our research and development programme.


Our Partners

Nationally and internationally we link with:

  • Lincoln University
  • Department of Conservation
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Regional Councils
  • Invasive Animal Co-operative Research Centre (Australia)
  • TBfree New Zealand
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • United States Department of Agriculture