Be a champion for wildlife in Maori Hill.
City Sanctuary is supporting residents in Dunedin’s city area to protect native wildlife through backyard predator control — and we’re starting in Maori Hill.
As one of three pilot suburbs, we're working with residents to turn their backyards into a haven for wildlife. This includes providing free monitoring equipment and traps for 1 in 10 households across Maori Hill.
Photo by Craig McKenzie
How you can get involved
- Visit the community trap library and get a free trap for your backyard.
- Take our survey to share your thoughts on predator control in Maori Hill.
- Join our Facebook group for backyard trappers in Maori Hill.
Maori Hill community trap library
Drop in to the Maori Hill Community Centre during one of our trap library sessions. Register for a trap and get a monitoring kit to see what predators are visiting your backyard.
Traps to target rats and possums are available for 1 in 10 households in the Maori Hill area.
What are is included?
The suburb of Maori Hill was defined using boundaries from the 2018 census. We have expanded this slightly to include any houses along State Highway 1 and along the Otago Golf Course.
This area includes 102 hectares and 1,116 households.
If you live slightly outside this area, please come along to a trap library session as we may still be able to provide support.