Be a champion for wildlife in Maori Hill.

City Sanctuary is supporting residents in Maori Hill to protect native wildlife through backyard predator control by providing 1 in 10 households with free possum and rat traps. 

Photo by Craig McKenzie

How you can get involved

  • Visit the community trap library and get a free trap for your backyard.
  • Book a time (between the 7th and 13th of December) for the City Sanctuary team to install a trap in 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.

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Trap installs

Book a visit from the City Sanctuary team to install a trap in your backyard. We’ll help you find the best place to put your trap, install it and show you how to use it.

The next trap install times are between the 7th and 13th of December.

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What area 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.