Join the C.R.E.S.T and help us protect the rare and wonderful coastal birds that live along the Southern Manukau Harbour, and bring Tui and Kereru back to our community.

The project area covers Clarks Beach, Rangiriri Creek, Elletts Beach, and Seagrove. The main focus of the project is reducing the numbers of introduced predators to allow coastal bird populations to flourish.

We win by planting trees and removing their predators.

We’re providing FREE Traps, Baits, Trees and expertise to anyone who has a desire to see our wildlife flourish.

Already have traps and bait stations?

We can provide FREE gear – because we track the catch count – that’s all we require. Adding your catches into is the price of free!

Map your gear
Printable instructions

Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this project!

Paul Arthur: 021 770999,

Auckland Council Biodiversity:

Get Involved

  1. Subscribe to the project newsletter.

Map your traps and bait stations and keep records

  1. Register on
  2. Join the C.R.E.S.T 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.