PLEASE TAKE CARE AND ENSURE ALL TRAPS EXCLUDE WEKA. The West Coast is one of the remaining areas on mainland NZ with weka - sadly they are locally extinct in many other areas. Some traps do not have the required minimum distance of 265mm from trap entrance to trap mechanism to exclude weka. Please ensure your purchased or homemade trap meets this requirement ... if weka can get bait out of the trap, it is not weka safe.
A24 automatic traps need to be installed on a tree or post at least 1.2m above the ground.
Young Enterprise business set up by Year 13 Conservation Students from Greymouth High School. They sell a range of humane instant kill trapping packages which target some of New Zealand’s most common predator pest.
For DOC150/200/250 trap mechanisms and the Trapinator Mustelid Tunnel
If you are housing the DOC150/200/250 traps in wooden boxes, please ensure the box is built to the DOC trap specification. DOC Predator Trap
Please note: not all the boxes sold by the Menz Shed in Westport are built with the minimum 265mm to keep weka safe.
The plastic Trapinator Mustelid Tunnel requires an add-on pipe accessory to keep weka safe: 265mm between entrance and trap.
A24 automatic resetting rat/stoat traps and accessories
All A24s should be placed up a tree (slightly sloping best) at 1.2m.
Range of traps, lures, monitoring equipment, including long lasting ceramic lures used in conjunction with salmon oil - great for attracting stoats and rats.
Self resetting traps. AT220 Possum Trap (also catches rats). AT200 for stoats and rats in development.
Paparoa Wildlife Trust sell trapboxes for DOC 150/200 traps.
D2K rat/stoat traps and Mink Police (auto notification to mobile phone or email).
Range of traps and accessories
Trail cameras are a useful for monitoring tool. The link above to a Browning Trail Camera is a good option. Coast Road Dawn Chorus has a trail camera available for loan.