Taranaki Regional Council can support you with a range of traps and devices, depending on your circumstances.
In urban areas we’re offering subsidised box-tunnel rat traps that are safe around pets and children for $10.
If you’re unsure about using a trap, we will also provide assistance and discuss options you’re comfortable with. You may also find the following video helpful:
Pick up a $10 rat trap and box from:
Or contact one of these schools, which are selling them for $10 to raise funds for their own conservation/environment projects. Please contact the school to arrange a time to collect your trap and free goodie bag.
Frankley School - firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands Intermediate - email@example.com
Sacred Heart Girls College - firstname.lastname@example.org
Puketapu, Bell Block - email@example.com
St John Bosco - firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodleigh School - email@example.com
Egmont Village - firstname.lastname@example.org
Waitoriki School - email@example.com or 06 756 7056
St Joseph’s Opunake - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stratford Primary - Marlene Lewis, email@example.com or 06 765 6938
Uruti School - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manukorihi Intermediate, Waitara - email@example.com
Coastal Taranaki School, Ōkato - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ngaere School, Ngaere/Eltham - email@example.com or 06 764 8643
Oākura School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 752 7719
Huirangi School, Huirangi/Waitara - email@example.com
Matapu School, Okaiawa - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 272 6764
Whenuakura School, Patea - email@example.com or 06 273 8029
This list will be updated as the project expands throughout the region.
Already got your trap?
When you get your trap, be sure to register on the Trap.NZ website or app. Recording your trap location, catches and trap checks helps us monitor the success of the project and identify any predator hot spots.
It also provides invaluable data not only for this project, but for others around New Zealand wanting to do something similar. It’s simple and free, with apps for both Apple and Android.
If you’re trapping at home, register with the online database Trap.NZ, via its website or app. Then record all your catches and also your trap checks (even when nothing has been caught). This makes Trap.NZ a source of valuable data tracking the region’s efforts and identifying gaps.