Protect Native Species in Christchurch

Help protect native bush and wetland birds by being involved in our various predator trapping programmes in Christchurch or further afield.

Trapping days are planned every second week for the trap lines at Styx Mill and Radcliffe Road Reserve. We also have lines at the Craigieburn Forest Park and at the Carlyle Valley. The Carlyle Valley requires an overnight stay at a tramping hut.

All necessary skills will be taught, just bring your positive attitude and enthusiasm! However, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Petrol vouchers will be supplied for the Craigieburn and Carlyle programmes.

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  3. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
  4. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.

Cultural Protocols

  1. Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
  2. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
  3. Hello and goodbye in Māori - If you want to start practising some basic Māori phrases, you could try using ‘Kia ora’ (hello) and ‘Ka kite’ (goodbye).
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