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Predator Control Training Day - Hillsborough

22 Jun 2019


Saturday 22 June 2019, 1.30pm - Saturday 22 June 2019, 4.00pm


Waikowhai Park, 8 Waikowhai Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland

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0800 567 686


Siobhan O' Grady


We are now taking bookings for our upcoming training sessions for our Auckland Parks Predator Control Programme .

Please carefully read the information below and reach out if you would be interested in joining the programme. There are limited spots available on each session. We will need to know which training session you would like to join and which park you would prefer to volunteer in (Some parks are more in need of volunteers than others).

Our next training day is on Saturday 22 June. There’ll be two training sessions – you only need to attend one of these.

  • Newmarket Park 9.00am – 11.30am
  • Waikowhai Park, Hillsborough 1.30pm – 4pm

Animal pests (rodents and possums) compete with native birds for food and raid their nests for chicks and eggs. They also feed on a wide range of native plants, lizards and invertebrates.

Your parks need your help to prevent this destruction.

In partnership with Auckland Council, we run two predator control training sessions twice per year. Once trained, you’ll be assigned to a local predator control network in one of the Auckland parks where you will bait and reset traps and record your catches.

The trapping takes anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on number of traps, terrain etc. Most volunteers walk their line of traps or bait stations fortnightly or monthly. You can choose when you walk your own track, so you can do it at a time that suits you.

Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months, be comfortable working alone in forested areas and handling rodent and possum carcasses. You should also live or work locally to the pest control area.

The programme operates in these parks:

  • Eric Armishaw Reserve, Pt Chev
  • Oakley Creek, Mt Albert
  • Roy Clements Treeway, Mt Albert
  • Lemington Reserve, Westmere
  • Grey Lynn Park, Grey Lynn
  • Hakanoa Reserve, Grey Lynn
  • Manukau Coastal Reserve Network (from Lynfield Cove to Belfast Reserve), Lynfield/Hillsborough
  • Kepa Bush, Kohimarama
  • Selwyn Bush, Kohimarama
  • St Johns Bush, St Johns
  • Churchill Park, Glendowie
  • Waiatarua Wetland Reserve, Remuera
  • Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve, Glendowie
  • Alberon Reserve, Parnell
  • Maungawhau/Mt Eden
  • Auckland Domain, City

We look forward to hearing from you!