Pest Control

There is general community interest in pest control and more people are recognising the threat these pests pose and are stepping up to support this work. For example the Wairakei Tourist Park businesses are in the process of purchasing predator trap boxes for their businesses. These boxes are relatively inexpensive as they are being made at Tongariro Prison. One problem with effectively controlling pests within the Greening Taupo area is the large number of properties present.  So by encouraging local land owners both residential and commercial to ‘trap their patch' would be a fantastic outcome.

The priority areas to undertake pest control are along the Waikato River, Waipahihi Botanic Gardens and the Northern Taupo Reserves, because these areas are reserves, landowners are supportive and they have good access. We envisage community groups, school groups, landowners and general public undertaking this pest control, especially simple tasks such as checking predator trap boxes.


You and your familty can get involved in Greening Taupō by participating in one of our Community Planting Days or getting stuck in right in your own backyard.  

who are we?

Greening Taupō has been established to improve the Taupō environment for the people and native wildlife - it's an opportunity to participate in a community conservation initiative.  Find out more or learn about 'the value of trees'


Check out the map for the project area that is nearest to you.  Areas have been identified across Taupō that form ecological corridors that are best suited to allow bird and other native wildlife to flourish.

our partners

Greening Taupō is pleased to have awesome support from the Taupō community.  Other key partners include Taupō District Council, Contact Energy and Wairakei Resort Taupō.  Find out more about our partners or become a partner.