Pest-Free Takarunga Hauraki Peninsula
Our Pest Free kaupapa aims to tip the odds of regenerative success firmly in favour of native species on the peninsula, and in the surrounding wetland and marine environments, by removing introduced mammalian predators (i.e., rodents, possums, mustelids).
From Esmonde Road to Maungauika, locals - individuals, groups, and organisations collaborate, fund, deploy, and manage community-run pest control lines in the neighbourhoods and reserves they love and call home. Together, these distributed local efforts form a blanket of protection for us all, te taiao.
How can you get involved
We have 25 halo projects running on the peninsula. These halo projects are around ecologically important sites (such as nature reserves, biodiversity hotspots, and critical habitats). Our role as a community is to protect and restore these areas by collaborating to make positive impacts.
Ways you can contribute:
Host a pest trap on your property.
Donate to the overall workstream or a specific halo project.
Become a manager/champion for a trapping project.
Volunteer to help maintain the trap lines.
Remove pest plants and weeds from reserves and your backyard.
Be part our Pest-Free workstream
For this part of RTH's work, we use:
Open Collective for donations and to track spending on each project.
Loomio to collaborate and make consensus-focused decisions.
Trap NZ to record catch data, and join a halo project.