Wangapeka stoat trap checks

The Wangapeka Valley is in Kahurangi National Park.  Kaitiaki o Ngahere had the job of checking, maintenance and reporting on trap-catch results of the 500 traps established in this area.

  • Edwin checking a trap

  • One less stoat in the Wangapeka

  • Wangapeka Valley location

Project Components

  • Checking, rebaiting and resetting if necessary, all traps in the catchment
  • Recording trap catches and reporting this information to the Department of Conservation

The outcome
The Wangapeka Valley continues to be as well protected from stoats as possible, to assist the breeding of rare animals such as the whio (blue duck) in the Department of Conservation’s Wangapeka/Fyfe whio security site programme.

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Health & Safety

The management of Kaitiaki o Ngahere Ltd is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for its employees, visitors, and all persons using the premises as a place of work. We are a member of Site Safe – an independent, not-for-profit industry wide organisation whose aim is to promote improvements in the health and safety practices of the construction industry. Our staff undertake training in Health and Safety at all levels and use site specific hazard plans daily for each job.