• To have every household in the greater Taupo area trapping rats, mustelids and possums. A coordinated community based trapping program will enhance the environment so our birds can thrive.
  • To facilitate the application and distribution of funds to our community groups to help grow the program.
  • To coordinate larger pest control projects which may involve a mixture of private and public land. Examples are Opepe DoC Reserve, Waipahihi Gully Restoration and the Waikato River Corridor from Control Gates bridge to Aratiatia.


  • Join Predator Free Taupo.
  • Join or lead a project.
  • Record your catches here and make your project top of the trapping heap.
  • If you would like to hire a trap check out the Trap Library page
  • Spread the word to get your neighbours to set traps in your backyard and start making your street predator free.
  • Contribute to our forums or send us your favourite bird photo to go on the home page slideshow. To keep up to date with new topics in your project, click "subscribe" on the forum page.

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The contribution of volunteers in community environmental groups.

The role of mice as predators.   

Getting started with trapping.



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