Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Help the Tamahunga Trappers to restore the natural ecosystems of the Tamahunga forest and protect the kiwi that are returning to the maunga.


Tamahunga Trappers was initially formed in January 2010, when several Matakana residents, local Forest & Bird members and Department of Conservation staff recognised the potential for an ecological restoration project at Tamahunga and began a trapping program, focusing on mustelids (ferets, stoats and weasles).

Our vision is to restore the natural ecosystems of the maunga and to encourage enjoyment and appreciation of the bush by the community.

The Tamahunga Trappers relies on our network of volunteers, as well as donations and sponsorship. The main focus of our work is pest control, servicing and maintain a network of traps around the maunga.

The reduction in predators has allowed many bird species to begin to recover. From 2023, kiwi are being returned to the forest, after an absence of >40 years.

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We formed in 2010 with the intention of protecting, restoring and advocating for Mt Tamahunga. We have been carrying out predator control for over 10 years, allowing us to finally translocate kiwi back to Tamahunga from 2023.

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Merry Christmas e-cards  8 December 2022

Do you have someone in your life that you just don’t know what to get them for Christmas?

Are you tired of buying presents and having to do all the that wrapping?

And then there is all the packaging waste to get rid of.

Are you looking for a gift that makes a difference?

By supporting the Tamahunga Trappers this Christmas you can do just that.

It is as simple as making a donation to our group, to help us do the conservation work we do protecting the environment on Tamahunga.

You can either donate as a gift to yourself, or you can make the donation on behalf of someone else as their Christmas present.

When you make the donation you will receive a Christmas e-card to say thank you – for you to keep or to send on to the person you are gifting for.

You can choose the card you like by simply sending us an email (tamahungatrappers@hotmail.co.nz) - Birds, Classic or Beach.

Otherwise you will get a lucky dip for the card you get sent.

Donations go towards funding the equipment and services that Tamahunga Trappers need to do the mahi on the maunga. We undertake trapping predators to protect the native fauna. We are now in the process of planning the first of 3 kiwi translocations to return kiwi to the forest of Tamahunga in 2023.

You can find out more about our mahi at www.tamahungatrappers.org.nz

All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

Our Christmas e-card thank you is available until Wednesday 21st December 2022.

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Tilda on 20 Oct 2023
Crazy hat day - warkworth
Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Kia ora, thank you for your donate. That is very thoughtful and we will put it to good use protecting the flora and fauna of Tamahunga.

Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated
Steve on 02 Dec 2022
Thanks for the amazing work you do!
Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Kia ora Steve. Thank you so much for your donation and kind words. We really appreciate the support.

Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated
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Guest Donor on 11 Aug 2022
Thank you for all the trapping work
Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Hi, thank you for your donation. We appreciate the support to help our Trappers to do the mahi on the maunga.

Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated
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Guest Donor on 25 Jul 2022
Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated

Kia ora, Thank you so much for your generous donation. Every donation helps to provide our volunteers with necessary equipment to keep doing the mahi on that maunga.

Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated
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Guest Donor on 22 Sep 2021

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