Volunteer News 13th May

Hi everyone,

We are in the second stage of our baiting round and we are making good progress. Thank you!

Please find below the map of the baiting progress as per today.

From 1st to 21st of May:

F lines

R lines

K block

Gleeson block

W block

B block

AWN lines from AWN24 to AWN19&AWS19

From 22nd of May to 18th of June:

Rest of AWN lines

AWS block

IW block

KOK block

CGN and CGS blocks

Please let us know as soon as possible if you know that you won't be able to bait your line(s) at the allocated time. We'll try to find other suitable dates with you or we will bait the line(s) for you during volunteer sessions.

When you go baiting, please don't forget to take a repair kit and hammer with you and do not hesitate to replace or add more pink tape along your line. Bait stations should be double taped and have a pink triangle with the name of the line and the number of the station. The bait station also needs to be labelled with line and station number.

Bear in mind that you are not the only person walking the line: other volunteers and contractors may use your line for wasp control, bird survey, kauri dieback survey and many other activities. Additionally there may be times when you can't bait your line and another volunteer, who is not familiar with your line, needs to find their way along it.Thanks in advance for your help with this ongoing maintenance task!

All the information about how to do the baiting, whether your line is affected by the peripheral zone and how to record the bait uptake were explained in my original email before the baiting round started. You can find that email at the following link:


There is also a board in the store room displaying this information.

Thank you and we wish you a happy and safe baiting trip!

Kind regards


ARK IN THE PARK Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Physical address: Cascades Ranger Station

Falls Road, Waitākere

Phone: (09) 810 7014

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