Our goal here in Maraetai is to support our native species and help them thrive in our special corner of New Zealand. We are working in conjunction with the Predator Free NZ 2050 initiative to get rid of rats, mustelids and possums, as well as learn about what we can do to encourage birds, bats and native plants to prosper in our own back yards. We would love for you to join us on our journey. Subscribe to our newsletter and join our Trap.NZ project to get involved.

Our group contact is Betsy Westerton. Email her at PredatorFreeMB@gmail.com

We also have an active Facebook page: Predator Free Maraetai & Beachlands with loads of trapping tips and info on what we’re doing to make Maraetai and Beachlands awesome. Check us out and join in!

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.

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Get Involved

  1. Subscribe to our Maraetai & Beachlands newsletter.

Map your traps and bait stations and keep records

  1. Register on Trap.nz
  2. Join the Maraetai Project
  3. Install the Trap.nz 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.