Friends of Te Wairoa is a community group working to restore the mauri or heath and life force of the Wairoa River, Auckland’s second largest river.

The river catchment includes Ararimu, Paparimu, Hunua, Clevedon and Ness Valley.

Our work includes supporting  property owners and local communities with native revegetation and pest control.

Already have traps and bait stations?

We would love it if you could map them on Trap.NZ, and even better, keep records of what you catch. Don’t worry, the exact locations are kept private, it just lets us know roughly where action is happening in the area.

Map your gear
Printable instructions

For support in carrying out pest control on your property or for more information, you can contact the pest control coordinator, Lenny, at

Visit the website to sign up for news and updates on volunteering opportunities, or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.

Get Involved

  1. Subscribe to the project newsletter.

Map your traps and bait stations and keep records

  1. Register on
  2. Join the Friends of Te Wairoa Project
  3. Install the app

Use the app to map your traps and bait stations and to keep records of when they’re rebaited and when captures happen. Watching the App Help videos is the best way to get started.