We would love for you to join us in making Paekākāriki predator free! Predator control helps to protect all of our native flora and fauna. We have seen tūī and kererū numbers boom over recent years, next we want to see kākā and kākāriki! Join our group and we’ll help you get started trapping in your backyard!
Welcome to Predator Free Paekākāriki!
Predator control helps to protect the local kororā (little blue penguin), our native skinks and geckos, and bird life, and ensure they flourish.
Predator Free Paekākāriki are helping villagers to get involved in backyard trapping by providing traps, peanut butter bait, resources material, and support networks. We are also undertaking predator control in parks and public reserves, targeting rats, mustelids and possums.
To have any chance of ridding the village of predators we need to have traps in every 1 in 5 properties across Paekākāriki to ensure sufficient coverage. From the information we have at hand as @ end of 2022, we are sitting at about 1 in 10, halfway there!
Get a trap for your backyard and start helping our native wildlife.
We have individual rat and mice traps for sale, and tunnel trap packages, which include free delivery in the village. The tunnel trap packages include a rat trap, a wooden tunnel, a jar of peanut butter bait, and instructions. The traps are easy to use, and safe for pets and kids. Complete the ordered form here.
NOTE: we only supply traps to Paekākāriki residents.
Rodents are fine diners and prefer fresh! Make sure you are checking your traps often, and rebaiting.
Resources and support material available Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai has a good site that covers the basics of backyard trapping. Also check out our resources page.
Fix and Fogg have very kindly provided the project with end of line peanut butter, not fit for human consumption but ideal as bait free of charge. Swing by the local Paekākāriki Fruit Supply and pick up a free jar from Jono.
Lending a hand to neighbours – helping out neighbours who are less able or don’t want to check and reset traps.
Join the Predator Free Paekākāriki team – we can always do with a hand with checking trap lines, occasionally building traps etc. Please email us if you are interested.
Join our local village predator free Facebook page to connect with other local trappers who can provide tips and advice.