Jac Spyksma and Peter Hunt started this trapping project in 2015 with kind permission from and support of several property owners. The area was expanded in 2016 and 2017. We are aiming to eliminate stoats which are a threat to Kiwi released at the nearby Marunui Conservation block. Wider predator control measures including targeting of rats and possums will help protect other native flora and fauna.
Northern Regional Council and Kiwi Coast have supported us by providing traps, baits and advice. Our project is included in a number of others managed by Waipu Kiwis.