Te Kapu Ō Waitaha
Ko Otawa te maunga
Ko Raparapa ā Hoe te awa
Ko Hei te tūpuna
Ko Takakōpiri te tangata
Ko te pūtaratara tāhuhu whakairinga korero
Ka tū te ihiihi. Ka tū te wanawana
Tai tū te wehi o te moana o Punga ee e mauri
Ko Waitaha te iwi
Te Arawa te waka
Targeted species: Possums, rats and mustelids
Marking and cutting track lines over an approximately 400ha block of land.
Undertake ground-based pest control and monitoring biodiversity values to increase long term sustainability of our natural world.
Maintaining Trap Lines
Deploy and maintain traps over an approx. 400ha block of land in the Otawa area.
Education and Engagement
Promote Kaitiakitanga within Waitaha and the wider community.
Input all operational data into a data management system supplied and supported by MKMT.
The Otawa Hochstetter's frog
The Otawa Hochstetter's Frog is a rare and endangered species native to New Zealand. Unfortunately, their populations have been declining due to habitat loss, predation by introduced mammals, and disease. Conservation efforts by Waitaha are underway to protect and restore the habitats of these frogs, including the development of predator control programs. This species has immense value paritcularly for being so biodiverse
Photo Credit: Shaun Lee
Mātāmua ko te taiao, mātāmuri ko te tangata. Ko tā te tuakana mahi he manaaki i te teina, ko tā te teina mahi he rānaki i ngā mate o te tuakana. Te Kapu o Waitaha Taiao Team sharing their knowledge and passion for the taiao.