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
(Click each picture for a larger image:)
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.