In 2014 New Zealand celebrated 50 years of rodent eradications in New Zealand. To celebrate, a symposium on rodent eradications was held on the 10 September 2014 at the University of Auckland. The full-day symposium consisted of a series of talks by those involved at the time in pioneering eradications, presenting a retrospective of the eradication operation, the benefits to the islands today, and looking forward to the future of island conservation and rodent eradication. An open-access special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology was produced in conjunction with the symposium.

The program consisted of a series of 25 minute talks, recorded and available as podcasts here:

Vice Chancellor

Mike Lee
Island conservation

Rowley Taylor
Early rodent ecology studies

Brian & Biz Bell
Early rodent eradications

Bruce Thomas
Hawea and Breaksea

David Towns
Mercury Islands restoration

Mel Galbraith
Tiritiri Matangi restoration

Richard Griffiths
Rangitoto-Motutapu eradication

Rod Neureuter
The Noises

Jeff Cook
Treasure Islands biosecurity

Jamie MacKay
Mouse eradication

Michael Fay
Great Mercury Island

Keith Springer
Macquarie Island

Araceli Samaniego
North American eradications

Andrea Byrom
Predator-Free New Zealand

James Russell
Concluding Remarks and the future (Incomplete recording)