Predator Free Paekākāriki – got a trap?

Predator Free Paekākāriki traps rodents and records the results. They need your help to do this – you could even win $30 worth of goodies from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Maree White and Amelia Geary update us on Predator Free Paekākāriki’s latest trapping news from around the village and their upcoming event.

Photo: Megan Salole

Welcome to all those who have recently bought traps and joined the crew since our last update – it’s great to have you with us!

In the last year we have distributed 60 new tunnel trap packages around the village and are closing in on total of 100 since June 2020. Great work team. If you or any of your neighbours are still needing a trap, fill in this form and we will sort them out.

To have any chance at ridding our village of rodents, and to ensure sufficient coverage, we need to have active traps in every 1 in 5 properties across Paekākāriki. From the information we have, we are sitting at about 1 in 10, so we’re halfway there

A massive thanks to Jono from the Paekākāriki Fruit Supply for stocking our FREE peanut butter bait. Please swing by and pick some up if you’re running low. Thanks again to Fix & Fogg in Wellington for donating a constant peanut butter supply.

Jono at Paekākāriki Fruit Supply. Photo: Bella Nolan


We know there are heaps of keen trappers and traps out there in the village but only a small portion of them have joined the Predator Free Paekākāriki project on To help us identify gaps in the village we need your help!

Register your trap or log any catches on by 31st July 2022 and be in to win a $30 voucher at the Paekākāriki Fruit Supply.

If you have been keeping your own records, you are more than welcome to backdate any catches. The winner will be contacted by the email address provided to on registration of their trap.

To register traps & catches

To register your trap, record and track catches, join ‘Predator Free Paekākāriki’ project here Predator Free Paekakariki | Trap.NZ. For more details on getting started check out this guide here. If you have any issues, please drop mailto:[email protected] or swing by the hall on the 17th July and we will help sort you out.

Team at St Peter’s Hall – 17th July from 10am – 12pm.

The Predator Free Paekākāriki Team will be down at St Peter’s Village Hall Sunday 17th July from 10am – 12pm. We will be on hand to help setup accounts, demo traps, and answer any trapping questions you might have.

NOTE: all your data is only visible at a resident level by the project admins. Only high-level stats and images will be shared publicly, like those in the village stats above. 

Village trapping stats

Here’s a snapshot of the village catches since #lockdownknockdown in April 2020, including the number of registered traps, and a heatmap showing recorded catches for the year to date. 

Note: this is based on the 13 active users of Only a small portion of the overall story.

Predator Free Paekākāriki catches heatmap – 2022 year to date

Interested in helping out building traps, newsletter updates, statistics? Drop us an email at [email protected]

Until next time, keep safe, watch out for mice mischief, and keep trapping!

The Predator Free Paekākāriki team. 

Trap building team. Photos: Maree White

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