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March Kokako Weekend - bait clearout


Refer to What you need to bring, Pickup Directions and Maps, Trip Emergency / Delay handling and Cleaning Gear

You are not booked on a multiday tramp until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the tramp

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Friday 28 February 2020

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The club is responsible for baiting an important kokako breeding area around Tunawaea Stream, near Rangitoto Station in the King Country. It is from here that kokako have been successfully translocated to the Hunuas and the Waitakeres  Our baiting target is principally the rats that are a major threat to successful chick rearing in the spring and early summer.

Volunteers from the club visit the area in the first weekend of the month from August through December, and again in March as a pre winter cleanup. Transport is via car pooling ($30), and for Friday and Saturday nights we stay in very comfortable and well equipped farmstay accommodation ($20 total for the two nights).

The baiting tracks are well marked and vary from easy to fairly fit, tramping for 4-6 hours. Maps are provided and you need a largish backpack to hold about 10kg of bait + your own gear.

We have a good group of regular volunteers, but could always use more! If you feel you could spare a weekend and get involved with this conservation project, please get in touch. You will enjoy the farm, the fabulous accommodation, the company, and being part of a valuable conservation project.

This weekend is for removing all old bait from our 685 bait stations.

Please contact: Liz Ware, ph 524 7409, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Jean Barton ph 630 7010, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.