THE WAITAHURANGI WILDLINK

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If you live next to the Waitahurangi Stream, you're invited to be part of the Waitahurangi Wildlink - a collaboration between Blockhouse Bay Intermediate Room 9, EcoMatters and other neighbours like you.

WHAT IS THE WAITAHURANGI WILDLINK?

The Waitahurangi Wildlink aims to create a native wildlife corridor along the Waitahurangi Stream between Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School and Olympic Park in New Lynn. The link will help create a healthy habitat and green corridor where the native birds, flora and fauna we love can flourish.

This green corridor will connect the Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School Stream Care project with EcoMatters’ Pest Free Olympic Park project.

But we can’t do it without your help!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

As a neighbour next to the Waitahurangi Stream, we’re inviting you to join the Wildlink and help by rat-trapping in your own backyard.

Predators like rats, stoats, and possums kill approximately 25 million native birds every year, and reducing their numbers in the area is an important step in helping to create a safe habitat for our native birds to live and nest.

Of course, you’ll see the benefits too as fewer rats will bother you and hang around your home and garden!

WE WILL:

  • Supply you with a free rat trap built by the kids from Blockhouse Bay Intermediate
  • Give you training on how to use your trap safely
  • Keep you updated on the Waitahurangi Wildlink Project

YOU'LL NEED TO:

  • Check your traps at least once a week
  • Reset your traps when needed
  • Report your catch so we can keep track of our neighbourhood’s progress

Able to help? Contact Mel by emailing melissa@ecomatters.org.nz or texting 027 567 2443.

ABOUT YOUR FREE KIORE KORE TRAP

When you sign up, you’ll receive a free rat trap expertly constructed from recycled plywood by Blockhouse Bay Intermediate Room 9 . They’ve used a design that they found online and added their own fresh flavours. These traps are so stylish that you can even wear them around town!

ABOUT BLOCKHOUSE BAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ROOM 9

We are 32 people with all sorts of interests, backgrounds, and skills. We have been researching and exploring ways in which we can help to create a healthy ecosystem for endemic and native species in our neighbourhood... Kiore Kore is the result of this exploration! Find out more at www.kiorekore.nz

CONTACT

For more information email Mel at melissa@ecomatters.org.nz or text 027 567 2443.

THANK YOU

Thanks to the Whau Local Board for supporting this project.