Mangatangi & Maramarua Lifestyle Block Bait and Trap day

Bait and Trap Day, Saturday 2 September, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Mangatangi Hall

Kia ora trappers!

We are branching out to the Mangatangi and Maramarua Catchment, find us from 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the Mangatangi Hall, with a bait and trap day specially for smaller lifestyle block owners. We’ll be onsite to help you with materials and advice to get you started on your predator control journey.

Mangatangi and Maramarua Catchment group, in collaboration with Predator Free Franklin, would love nothing more than to help out and start you on your journey in making New Zealand predator free so our native birds can survive and thrive. We can only do this with your help, by working together.

The purpose of the bait and trap day is to resource and support local residents, gardeners and lifestyle block owners, to undertake pest animal control on their properties. This is in line with the Predator Free 2050 goal, and targets similar species. At this drop-in event, pest experts will be on hand to advise people on the best control methods for the pest animal species they want to target on their properties.

Free traps and bait will be available, or a donation can be made to pay it forward. In return participants will need to register their property details, provide basic details of their pest control (i.e. type of bait and traps received) and agree to provide regular updates on the success of their pest control. 

Our funding is thanks to a number of sources which a small group of people apply for with incredible dedication annually. We are competing with other groups in New Zealand for these funds, who all carry out incredible mahi. Due to high demand from the community, we ask for help in paying it forward by giving a donation. This may help us fund the shortfall that happens as demand for our support continues to increase and inflation kicks in.

As an indication of the approximate cost of pest control materials:

  • 10kg Pestoff costs $51.80
  • A white Philproof bait station costs $11.80
  • A black Pied Piper bait station costs $16.77
  • A Flipping Timmy possum trap costs $51.20

And these prices are WITHOUT GST!

If you would like to help us keep moving forward, donations can be made to:

Te Ara Hīkoi Trust

If you do make a donation over $5.00 you can email for a tax invoice. We are also open to accepting cash donations on the day.

Any donations (gratefully received) will be used entirely in the purchase of further predator control materials to aid those less able to afford their own. By giving out predator control materials our aim is to reduce the barriers between landowners and effective, consistent pest control – cost being one of them.

We also welcome any returned materials, or donations of new or second-hand predator control materials. If you took too much bait, or don’t feel confident setting a trap that you took home, we would love to see it back no questions asked. These resources are best used in the community rather than collecting cobwebs in a shed.

Finally, we’d like to thank you all for your ongoing support of the mahi we do. It’s what keeps the ball rolling forward.

From the team at Mangatangi and Maramarua Catchment Group and Predator Free Franklin

The event is finished.


Sep 02 2023


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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