kiwi road sign  Number of Kiwi killed by cars this year on our 10km stretch of roading: 3
2018 - 6 | 2019 -7
Kerikeri Peninsula Pest Control is a community initiative working to protect native birds, trees, plants and invertebrates.

Our area of operation on the Kerikeri Peninsula is Akeake Reserve in the east to Rangitane Stream  in the west. (The map above shows the locations of our trap network R = rat trap, S = stoat trap, P = possum trap, BS = bait station)

We want to:

  • Link property owners who are already doing pest control in the area to the network
  • Encourage those who aren't currently trapping to get involved.

KPPC has signed a Community Pest Control Agreement with the Northland Regional Council read about it here.
We can provide traps and training to local residents at no charge.

If you'd like a trap on your property and need gear or if you're already trapping and would like to be added to the network please get in touch here!

Catches recorded since 1st May 2017 - 19th October 2020 (updated every Monday except some ;) )

Rats Mice Possums Stoats Weasels Hedgehogs  Feral cats Rabbits Mynas  Total


3,815 722 84 56 113 46 317 2,974 11,612


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Active trappers Properties being trapped



Trap Numbers:

 Rat trap Stoat trap  Possum trap  Bait station Live Capture Total
rat staot possum bs    
764 312 196 330 9 1645

Our latest catch graphs:

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Please take a minute to go through the slideshow below, essential information for all of us living in a kiwi zone...

Living in a kiwi zone? Here's some stuff we all need to know...

In areas with no pest control, just 5% percent of hatched kiwi chicks make it to adulthood

In Northland, the average life expectancy of an adult kiwi is just 13 years compared to nearly 50 years in other parts of the country

Domestic dogs are a huge problem for kiwi

One dog left to roam can wipe out an entire local population

Dogs kill adult birds - the breeding population

They are part of why Northland kiwi have a life expectancy of just 13 years compared to nearly 50 in other parts of the country

Things we can do:
Control our dogs so that they never meet a kiwi
Have our dogs kiwi aversion trained regularly, remembering it's no guarantee

Domestic and feral cats are also a problem for kiwi survival.

Cats kill kiwi chicks

Cats kill other native bird species

Living in a kiwi zone, here's some things we can do:
Keep them in at night
Feed them well
Neuter or spay our cats
When our cats die, consider not replacing them

Vehicles kill kiwi

DoC have had 75 reported killed by cars on our peninsula (Redcliffes Rd / Rangitane Rd / Opito Bay Rd) since 1992. Who knows how many have been unreported

Driving at night, let's slow down and keep a close eye out for them on the road

In areas where they aren't controlled, stoats kill more than 50% of all kiwi chicks

They also take a big toll on other native birds, weta and lizards

Possums eat kiwi eggs and kill adult kiwi and chicks

They also prey on other native bird's eggs and chicks

They eat kiwi habitat and compete with kiwi for burrows

Rats and mice are food for the kiwi's predators and their presence helps to keep populations of cats, stoats and other mustelids high

Ship rats are climbers and eat native birds eggs and chicks

They eat insects and the fruit and seeds that feed birds and allow the forest to regenerate

Still with us? One last thing...

If your dog starts barking at a upturned dinghy on the beach lead him/her away quietly.
There's a good chance it's a kiwi resting up under there.
It happened at Opito Bay this week, not the first time...

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