Kia ora, Whitford!

Kia ora trappers!

We hope you are busy checking and baiting traps as the bird nesting season is well underway. We’d love to see more of those rarer species making a comeback in our area, so keep up the good work. If you are running low on gear, we have good news. Read on (and note the change in location)…

Bait and Trap Day, Sunday 26th November, 9am – 11am, Whitford Tennis Pavillion

We are back in Whitford on Sunday 26th November, from 9am – 11am, with a bait and trap day. We’ll be onsite to help you with materials and advice to get you started on your predator control journey.

Predator Free Whitford 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.

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 Predator Free Whitford and Predator Free Franklin