September Hub Day at Farrells Nursey Postponed

Kia ora trappers !

We have had to postpone yet again our Farrell’s Nursery, pest education (bait and trap) day.   Te Ara Hikoi love nothing more than to help out and start you on your journey in making New Zealand pest free so our native birds can survive and thrive.   We can only do this with your help, by working together.

From time to time, we do have overwhelming demand and we temporarily run dry! 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.  The demand from the community has become such that this year we are unable to keep up, this is despite the quiet months due to the covid-induced lockdowns.

We continue to ask for help.  We can only make all this happen with your help in paying it forward and 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 cost of pest control materials, as of yesterday is approximately:

  • 10kg Pestoff costs $47.70
  • 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 Hikoi Trust

If you do make a donation over $20.00 you can email and we can supply you with a tax invoice.

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

We are excited to have our Tawhiti Traps ready for sale.  These can be purchased via our website, Predator Free Franklin once they are paid for, we can arrange for collection.  Not sure on these email and we will put in touch with the guys who have the expertise on these.

We also welcome any returned materials, or donations of new or second-hand pest 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. accounts@tearahikoi.nzto get these back to us.

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 Te Ara Hikoi and Predator Free Franklin



The event is finished.

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