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Join us to achieve a Pest Free Hibiscus Coast:

  • take some simple steps to eliminate predators on your own property

  • become a volunteer to help with pest elimination on our reserves - you will receive comprehensive training

If you live on a suburban section you'll probably only need to target rats.

If you live on a lifestyle block, or a section that is adjacent to a bush reserve or coastline, rats, stoats, and possums are all likely to be present.

If you are interested in trapping on reserves, loaning or purchasing traps or bait for your own property, or assisting another property owner contact Project Coordinator Jenny Hanwell at

Help Us Make the Hibiscus Coast Pest Free

Become a predator free property and help to preserve habitat for our native plants and animals.

If you are trapping or baiting for rats, possums, stoats or hedgehogs in your backyard then send us your street address and we'll colour your property purple on the map so we can all see the progress we are making to achieve a predator free Hibiscus Coast.

Places coloured purple in the map have active predator control and are protecting habitat for our native wildlife.

use the +/- buttons to zoom in and your mouse to drag the map around

Trained Volunteers - the key to making the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast a reality.

Eight Pest free Hibiscus coast volunteers in hi-viz vests

Hibiscus Coast Branch of Forest & Bird arranges training for volunteers in the safe handling of poison bait and of bait stations and kill traps.

The training takes approximately one hour and covers a range of issues starting with the Safety Data information for the particular bait being used including handling, storage, and First Aid measures. Demonstrations and hands on training for each type of bait station and each type of trap is also provided.

We have trained over 60 volunteers who are now doing an excellent job of predator control. Now we have our sights set on more locations considered ideal for pest control, to be targeted as more resources and volunteers become available. We are looking for more volunteers to be trained and assist with these new locations.

If this sounds like you please contact Jenny Hanwell - 

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Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.