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Autumn 2018 Update

Website

The website is generating a reasonable amount of traffic and some areas are getting used consistently. Remember to stay logged on – you will not be able to access the forums or contact other members if you are not logged on. Please use the main forum to raise issues that need addressing. When in the forums use the subscribe button under actions at the bottom of the page to receive email notifications of replies to topics of interest.image004

Projects

Opepe DOC Reserve

The project at Opepe goes from strength to strength with 46 traps out now. They have just added 6 A12’s for possum control which are distributed among the existing traps. Investigation is now focused on the best way to extend the trapping away from the existing access tracks. There are 12 members listed as part of the project and the forum has had 104 entries made. In March so far, there have been 3 mustelids, 18 rats, 8 hedgehogs and a possum caught. Great work!

Waipahihi Gully Restoration Project

John and Pat Gibbs are driving this project which is gathering community support as well as support from Waipahihi School and TDC. This is a planting and pest control program. They have 12 DOC 200’s out and are keen to involve others living in the area (Grace Crescent, Marshall Av etc).

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Waikato River Corridor

This project is aimed at enhancing the great work done by Greening Taupo on Wairakei Drive and extending the available range for the prolific bird life at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Many business’s in the Wairakei Business Group already have well established trapping programs and this project aims to “Join the dots”.

Stage one is planned to cover the area from Reid’s Farm to the Contact Power Station using the existing cycling/walking Huka Trails for access. Huka Jet has generously agreed to sponsor all the DOC 200’s required for the project and we are currently seeking further corporate sponsorship for the balance. We will also need to recruit PFT volunteers for trap checking rosters which will be able to be done either on foot or by bike. If you are keen email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Predator Free Acacia Bay

We have successfully deployed about 70 traps in Acacia Bay following a Kiwibank community grant last year. In order for this project to develop further we are still looking for a keen Acacia Bay resident to steer this project forward.

Rangatira Park

We have several keen residents who have initiated this program with a funding application. If you are a Rangatira Park resident and wish to be involved contact us through the website. This project fits very well as part of the river corridor program.

Keep those traps set and start bringing back the birds to your garden!

 

Trap Library

Traps are now available from our Trap Library.

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