Whakamarama Pest Trap Library Open Now

November 2020 saw the launch of the Whakamarama Pest Trap Library at the Whakamarama Community Hall, 469 Whakamarama Road.  Open the last Sunday of every month from 3-5pm, the library will loan out rat, stoat and possum traps for 3 months (with the right to renew for another 3 months) to members of the local Whakamarama community. 

The library is organised by the Whakamarama Community Inc. – a local group that has been in existence for some years and sees initiatives such as this, along with pest trapping – Friends of the Blade and Puketoki, working to create bike tracks in the Kaimai Range, local water quality measuring, history books and bringing local concerns to councils’ attention.  

The pest trap library was possible thanks to a Department of Conservation Community Fund grant.