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Stoat Trappers' Ball

This year, our Stoat Trappers' Ball will be on Saturday, 29th October - at 7.30pm - at the beautiful Wainuiomata Golf Course, Coast Road, Wainuiomata.

Download our Stoat Trappers' Ball FAQ here...

Three year's ago, on Saturday, 23rd August 2008, Wainuiomata was the focal point for our inaugural Stoat Trappers' Ball.

The event was a fundraiser for the Rimutaka Forest Park Charitable Trust and it was a real hoot for all who attended!

The funds raised were presented to the Trust to enable them to maintain and extend their rat and stoat trapping network and so help to protect our recently released kiwi and other native birds.

Stoats are a fearsome introduced predator and are rated the number one pest threat for baby kiwi and kiwi eggs. Their larger mustelid cousins, ferrets, are a deadly threat even to adult kiwi. (You might recall that last year, at least 12 kiwi were killed by ferrets at Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Reserve in the upper Wairarapa district.)

The STB Photo Gallery

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Porscha - all glammed up for the Stoat Trappers' Ball

Alan and Gina Reid, with Caitlin and Rochelle

The Jimmies in full cry!

The Jimmies

The magnificent silver and gold brooch made by Maureen Kemp for the Stoat Trappers' Ball

The "Golden Kiwi" brooch prize crafted especially for the event by Maureen Kemp, of Wow Jewellery Designs was won by RFPT Stoat Trapper, Maarten Vink.

Stoat Trappers' misbehaving at the Stoat Trappers' Ball

Robin, Phil and Jamie engaged in animated conversation 

About 100 people were there on the night...

Robin Toy is a Kiwi Project member and stoat trapper

Dancers having fun at the Stoat Trappers' Ball

Dancing the night away...