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.
New Plymouth/Bell Block
Frankley School - email@example.com or 06 753 6436
Highlands Intermediate - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart Girls College - email@example.com
Puketapu, Bell Block - firstname.lastname@example.org
St John Bosco - email@example.com
Woodleigh School - firstname.lastname@example.org
West End School - email@example.com
Moturoa School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 751 0392
Welbourn School - email@example.com or 06 757 5810
Marfell School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 751 0553
Egmont Village - email@example.com
Waitoriki School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 756 7056
St Joseph’s Opunake - email@example.com
Stratford Primary - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 765 6938
Uruti School - email@example.com
Manukorihi Intermediate, Waitara - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Taranaki School, Ōkato - email@example.com
Ngaere School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 764 8643
Oākura School - email@example.com or 06 752 7719
Huirangi School, Huirangi/Waitara - firstname.lastname@example.org
Matapu School, Okaiawa - email@example.com or 06 272 6764
Whenuakura School, Patea - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 273 8029
Te Hiringa Connected Learning, Okato – email@example.com or 027 959 8557
Waitara Central School – firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 754 7716
St Josephs School, Hawera – email@example.com or 06 278 7482
Omata School - firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 751 2308
Toko School - email@example.com or 06 762 2849
Rahotu Primary School
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.