Pest Free Hibiscus Coast

Help us remove pests from the Hibiscus Coast and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula so native wildlife can flourish.

Our aim is to make the beautiful Hibiscus Coast pest free but we need your help.

We need one in three households on the Hibiscus Coast to be part of the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast project so that our community (and beyond) can become completely pest free.

With extensive baiting and trapping on public and private land, we can achieve a Pest Free Hibiscus Coast for our children and grandchildren to enjoy!

We are already seeing the benefits to our native plants and birdlife by the work we are doing, eliminating unwanted pests and predators, plus the ‘spillover’ effects from Shakespear Regional Park.

Pest Free Riverlea

RESI has launched “Pest-Free Riverlea” to undertake community-led pest control in Riverlea. We aim to extend Hamilton City Council’s pest control work in Hammond Park to private properties throughout Riverlea, including businesses in the Riverlea industrial area.

The ecology and community spirit of Riverlea will be enhanced by this project.

RESI received $5000 seed funding from Kiwibank via “Predator Free NZ” to provide subsidised pest control to private landowners. We are also seeking funding from other agencies to further develop the project.

Shakespear Park Halo

As well as the much loved kiwi, rare saddlebacks and whiteheads have been introduced into Shakespear Park. Some have set up home in the Okoromai Bay area and whiteheads may even have been into your garden.                             For them to survive we need to tackle the rats.

Rat trapping has a double benefit: fewer rats around your house (in your roof or compost bin) and more birds in your gardens, and there will be fewer rats entering Okoromai Bay so less chance of them getting inside the sanctuary pest fence.

Many of us are starting trapping rats in our gardens and would love you to join us by trapping on your property too. We need as many people to take part as possible in order to create a Shakespear Park Halo.


Wainoni Park Halo

Wainoni Park is a cherished park in Greenhithe used widely by the community. Friends of Wainoni Park is a group established by members of the community that have an interest in getting together to help restore the main waterway flowing through Wainoni Park, to carry out pest control and to help enhance Wainoni Park.
Banded rails and spotless crakes are rare native wetland birds that are found in neighbouring suburbs.

Our Goal – to see these birds back around Greenhithe’s beautiful harbour edge and valley reserves.

Friends of Wainoni Park are setting up traplines for rats and possums within the park and Lucas Creek reserves. We need your help to create a “Halo” of protection around the park and reserves. Installing a trap in your garden will mean fewer rats in the reserves, fewer rats in your compost or roof space, and more birds.
Greenhithe Community Trust can supply traps and boxes to residents around Wainoni Park at a discounted rate thanks to some help from Kiwibank.

Contact to take part and help bring back the native birds.


Friends of Wainoni Park meet regularly on Thursday mornings at 9.30 am outside the amenities block (located down the far end of the car park, near the waterway).
These mornings are an opportunity for all members of the community to come along, meet other people and help enhance Wainoni Park.
Activities that you can be involved with:
  • Rescuing native plants from weeds
  • Planting native plants
  • Carrying out wildlife surveys
  • Revitalising the edible garden
  • Setting up trap lines
  • Checking traps for pests
If you would like to join a great bunch of enthusiastic people, come along on a Thursday morning. No conservation skills/experience is required. Equipment (spades, gloves etc..) will be provided, but please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed footwear.
Hot drinks and morning tea will be provided. In the event of bad weather, we will put a note on the Friends of Wainoni Park facebook page and the Greenhithe Ecology Network facebook page and send out an email to those who have registered.

Pestfree Owairaka

This is a group dedicated to trapping and eradicating rats on Mt Albert. We were started in March 2017 and hope to use the funding available from the local board to buy in advice and traps for our members. Our vision is a rat free Maunga and hopefully each street on the mountain will eventually have their own group!

Members commit to trapping rats on their own property. Hopefully our birdlife will flourish as a result.

Kaipatiki Project

The Kaipatiki Project started in 1998 and conducts predator control, weed control and restoration in the Kaipatiki Local Board area of Auckland’s North Shore, including Birkenhead, Beachhaven, Hillcrest, Birkdale, Glenfield and Northcote.

Our Vision

Inspired people living in restored environments as part of a connected community.

Our Mission

Regenerating the environment and connecting our communities.


Auckland Council Foundation North Ministry for the Environment Kaipatiki Local Board UbiquityEnvironment Hubs Aotearoa

The Urban Rat Project

We’re not just about rats, they’re just the most common introduced predator in New Zealand suburbia.

The Urban Rat Project works nationwide to support suburban community groups to scale up and sustain their neighbourhood predator free initiatives.


Join now!

Note that you can choose a Project when you file a report.