Hi, I’m Rusty, and I love NZ’s forest and birds. I’m passionate about restoring them and I’ll give my time for free to help anyone who wants to do the same.

I can help you with pest control, native replanting and the removal of pest plants. I can bring you free materials to set up up your own pest control network, (and register them on trap.nz for you). If you’re very busy, I can even check traps and bait stations on your bush block for you. I can even go outside the Tuakau area if you’ve got good bush!

Text or call me on 0223983902. I prefer texts as sometimes I can’t answer the phone, so a text will “keep” until I can get back to you.

Also, if you want to learn how to set up traps or bait stations in the bush, I’d be very happy to take you along when I’m setting up new lines so you can learn how.

Already have traps and bait stations?

Predator Free Franklin 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
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Get Involved

  1. Subscribe to the project newsletter.

Map your traps and bait stations and keep records

  1. Register on Trap.nz
  2. Join the Tuakau 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.