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Pest Free

Help our taonga species

Every possum, rat, mouse, hedgehog, and mustelid (ferret & stoat) is a threat to our native taonga species. With your help, we can eradicate these unwanted pests by pest trapping in urban areas across South and East Auckland. Whether you can do a little or a lot, you can help play a vital role and protect our local biodiversity.

Two ways to get involved

Grab a free rat trap

If you're a resident of Manurewa or Papakura, start by grabbing a few of our free rat traps. Begin small and make a big difference in keeping your home and neighbourhood rat-free. And don't worry if you're not sure how to use the trap, our Pest Free Activator will work with you to teach you how to safely trap and dispose of pests, so you can get rid of those rats for good.


We're here to support you in keeping your house pest-free and saving our taonga species.

Join a volunteer group

Get outside, meet like-minded people, and do your part to protect our local taonga species. As part of a volunteer group, you’ll help us set pest traps and monitor the lines in our beautiful local parks and reserves.


Plus, we're here to support you every step of the way with free ongoing training, guidance and traps from our Pest Free Activator.

Predator Free 2050

Our greater goal for Aotearoa

Predator Free 2050 aims to eradicate mustelids (stoats, ferrets and weasels), rats (Norway, ship and kiore), and possums from all of New Zealand by 2050. Our native species are facing some serious challenges, and introduced predators are a big part of the problem. That's why we're on a mission to help protect our biodiversity for generations to come.

Learn more about Predator Free 2050, who's involved and why this kaupapa is so important.

Not sure how to identify pests from natives? 

Here are some common ones you might find in your backyard.





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