The Friends of Rotoiti, with the help of some central government funding, have started a trap library. At this stage we have mainly stoat traps, some feral cat and opossum traps, that can be loaned to local residents wishing to be part of the “Friends” trapping program. This does require some reporting and feedback on catches and a commitment to use and monitor the loaned traps.

          Many locals are already part of an informal network of trappers whose help is invaluable in reducing pest numbers particularly on the Park edges and its immediate surrounds. If we can help reduce the numbers of pests coming into the Park we greatly increase the effectiveness of the trapping within the Park and consequently the health and wellbeing of all that we are trying to protect.

          All of our efforts are needed as we move closer to translocating 20 plus Great Spotted Kiwi to complete a viable kiwi population within the park. If you wish to participate please contact any of the co-ordinators on our website – or any local members of the “Friends”. We are also happy to support local trappers with any help required.