On July 31st, 2017 Acacia Bay was accepted as a new Kiwibank predator free community. Kiwibank has provided funding for the program and it was launched on October 7th 2017, when forty traps were distributed into the community.
As of October 2018, the Acacia Bay community has over 90 traps in their backyards which is fantastic, but we are not doing very well in recording what has been caught in these traps. We hope to change this and offer more assistance and encouragement to all in the Acacia Bay area with support from local Acacia Bay residents.
Also, in October a trap line consisting of 21 DOC 200s were installed along the Rangatira Trap walkway, a stunning short walk through native bush alongside the lake. Predator Free Taupo were able to purchase some of these traps from a generous donation from Peter and Vanda Marshall, two were donated from Peter Stearn, and the Department of Conservation donated the remaining traps required to complete the line. More here