Stoats Trapping Project
Sponsoring: The cost to sponsor a stoat trap is $275. As a bonus you will receive a voucher for a All-Day Adventure trip! (value $225)
Trip & Trap.
Price per trap $275.00
Be part of Wairaurahiri Jets very successful stoat rat trapping project. Eco tourism at it's best exciting jet boat ride Great Lunch and being involved in helping our native birds.
2 Year trap sponsorship includes. Free All Day Adventure with Wairaurahiri Jet for one. Plus join our "Good Guys List" on our web site.
Sponser of ten or more traps (great idea for winter get aways team building or the office stout)Price: $2750. includes accomodation and Wairaurahiri Jet transport from Lake Hauroko to the Coast and back again Grade three thrills and aventure on the wild Wairaurahiri River.
Wairaurahiri Jet will take 12 of you on an overnight trip to the Waitutu Lodge where the Waitutu Incorporation will let you stay for the night with out charge as part of their support for the trapping project. This is a awesome way to help the environment and make some real savings. Plus join our "Good Guys List" on our web site.
Q: What are stoats?
The stoat is a member of the mustelid family, along with weasels and ferrets. It was introduced to New Zealand late last century to control rabbits and hares.
Stoats and weasels are similar in colour and general appearance, but stoats are larger, have longer tails and a straight line where the brown fur on their backs meets the white belly fur. Ferrets are much larger and more stocky than stoats, generally lighter coloured, and have a dark `mask' on their face.
Q: Why are stoats a problem?
The introduction of stoats is commonly regarded as one of the worst mistakes ever made by European colonists in New Zealand. Stoats are now by far the most common of the mustelids and are widespread in forest and on farmland. Our birds have spent along time learning and transforming into flightless birds that nest on the ground or in defenceless tree nests. These introduced pets are a efficient killing machine leaving our birds with no chance. Trapping is a way to help the plight of our bird life. We at Wairaurahiri Jet are very passionate about the area and the creatures that live within it and are encourage by the bird song returning.
New Zealand In Depth
UK based travel specialist New Zealand In Depth and their partners in Auckland, ID New Zealand, have very generously decided to donate all their future Wairaurahiri Jet commissions to purchase more stoat traps. A very big thank you to these guys and gals - their contributions to the stoat trapping will be amazing.
GOOD GUYS LIST......
WAIRAURAHIRI RIVER TRAPS
*Tony & Angela Spittal, 1 Trap, 25/13
*Logan, Mitchell, Hunter, Casey Thompson 1 Trap 3/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Johan & Maureen Hindhaugh, 1 Trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH Michael & Nicholas Price, 1 Trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Mike & Jean Plaskitt, 1 trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH Lynne & Trevor, 1 trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Sue & Mark Roche, 1 Trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Kevin & Nicola Wilson, 1 trap, 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Dave & Ann Russell 1 trap 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Claire & Paul Baker 1 trap 2/13
Tamzin, Hunter & Leo Burgess, 1 Trap, 1/13
NZ IN DEPTH. Karen Richards & Brett Gardner 1 Trap, 1/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Kevin Roberts & Jennifer Leese, 1 Trap 1/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Gordon Julia $ Hannah Love, 3 year x 1 Trap 1/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Chris and Wendy Wade, 1 trap, 1/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Suzie and Ed Walker, 1 trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Axup family,2 traps. 12/12
STEVE & LYN BENTLEY 1 trap, 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, John Morris & Dolores Haworth 1 trap, 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Horton Family, 1 trap 3 year x 1 Trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Evenden Family, 1 trap 3 year x 1 Trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Francis family, 1 Trap, 12/12.
NZ IN DEPTH Ian Jones & Hazel Moxon, 1 Trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Inchley Family, 1 trap 3 year x 1 Trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, John & Pam Johnson-Cook, 1trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH, Bob & Debbie Cooper, 1 trap 12/12
NZ IN DEPTH-Barry a& Belinda Diggles-1 trap 11/12
NZ IN DEPTH- GAMLIN FAMILY-1 TRAP 10/12
NZ IN DEPTH, PEARSON -TRAP 3/12
NZ IN DEPTH, KNIGHT AND CRISP-1 trap 2/12
NZ IN DEPTH, DAY FAMILY -1 TRAP-3/12
NZ IN DEPTH, LOOMES & LACEY, 1 TRAP 3/12
BLUE SKIES TRAMPERS-1 TRAP- 3/12
HELEN BAKER- 2 TRAPS-25/12/11
DALMORE-PATTERSON FAM-1 TRAP 02/12
NZ IN DEPTH PAUL CARBERRY- 2 TRAPS -2/12
MEGAN ClARIDGE, WARRICK TERRY 1 TRAP 12/11
CHRIS ANDREWS- 1 TRAP 2/12
HELEN BAKER -2 TRAPS-12/11
SCOTT and BONNIE 2 TRAPS 2/11
ALLAN & RUTH DUDFIELD- 1 TRAP 2/11
WAITUTU INCORPORATION -10 TRAPS
ROB MILLER & KET BRADSHAW FAMILY & FRIENDS-3 TRAPS
TIKANA LODGE- DAVE & DONNA - WINTON- 5 TRAPS
DAVID MOLLISON- INVERCARGILL-1 TRAP
V.KNOW restaurant Qtown 1 TRAP 02/11
ALPENHORN MOTEL, 1 TRAP
GLEN SIMON -1 TRAP
EWAN MAXWELL -1TRAP
ELLIS FAMILY- 1 TRAP
TONY & DENISE AUSTIN AND FRIENDS - 2 TRAPS
TRUE TRAVEL NZ- 2 TRAPS
JENNY AND EDWIN BENSON -DONATION
FERRY HOTEL QTOWN 2-TRAPS
SOUTHLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL.
SHERMAN SMITH (E.S)
JANET GREGORY - LANDCARE TRUST
SOUTH COAST TRAPS
***Foritfication Farm Discussion group 3 trap 2/13
NZ IN DEPTH, Seville Family 2 Traps 12/12
MARSHA WOODBURY & FRIENDS, 3 TRAPS, 12/12
SUCH FAMILY-1TRAP -5/12
FONTERRA GRASS ROUTE FUNDING-4 TRAPS- 6/12
ROWALLAN WEST TRUST SEC 3 BLK12 - 10 TRAPS 06/12
BLUE SKY TRAMPERS-1TRAP- 3/12
KC KEARNS 1 TRAP, 12/11
THE HELICOPTER LINE (TUATAPERE) LTD
HURD FAM -1 TRAP 10/11
SAFARI LODGE -1 TRAP 6/11
N MCKELVIE 1 TRAPS 3/11
LEWIS FAMILY 1 Trap 06/11
KAIRAKAU TRAMPER -2 traps 06/11
NANCY GARDEL- STEPHENS- 1 TRAP 2/11
WELLS FAMILY 1 TRAP 01/11
GIBB HOUSE BOYS -2 TRAPS 24/04/10
WAIAU HOTEL - 1 TRAP 24/06/10
NIGEL AND FIONA HUMPHRIES -1 TRAP 28/02/10
TOM & ALHORIA SHANKS 1 TRAP
RPC CONSULTANTS =1 TRAP 8/10
ASHLEYS GARAGE 1 trap 8/10
SOUTHLAND SUPERANNUATION & INSURANCE SERVICES- 3 traps 7/10
MARSHA WOODBURY AND FRIENDS -6 TRAPS 11/10
ANCHORAGE MOTEL- 1 TRAP 28/02/10
AJ SAVILLE BUILDERS 5 TRAPS 10/10
AITKEN JOINERY- 5 TRAPS 10/10
FIL-10 TRAPS, 06/10
DAMAN & MANDY GROSHINSKI,
DALE & LIVIA GREEN
West of the Wairaurahiri Trapping
*NZ In Depth, Lynne & Trevor Cornwell, 1 Trap 2/13
*NZ In Depth, Sue & Neill Roche, 1 Trap, 2/13
*NZ In Depth, John & Maureen Hindhaugh, 1 Trap, 2/13
*NZ IN DEPTH Michael & Nicholas Price, 1 Trap, 2/13
*NZ IN DEPTH, Mike & Jean Plaskitt, 1 trap, 2/13