Bay Bush Action
NZ Registered Charity
Bay Bush Action Trust
PO Box 533, Paihia 0247
Protect us...


Welcome to Bay Bush Action! With your help we're making a real difference to protecting the amazing biodiversity of the Opua State Forest, the shoreline and the Islands out from Paihia.

Our long term goal is to protect over a quarter of this forest and to see flocks of kaka and kukupa return to the back yards of Paihia, along with a steady increase in kiwi. With support we hope to also see the return of kakariki, NI Robin and bellbirds too.

Help us by donating using the "Donate" buttons below, or read more about the problem we face.

Our Back Yard

We protect close to 500 hectares on both public and private land. We aim to expand this every year until we reach our goal. With your help we have already seen real progress in restoring the balance to the bush.

Many of the traps you see here don't have an owner.

Please help us expand and protect more forest. It's easy.

Kill Stoats - DOC 200 Single

A strong and durable kill trap for stoats.

With your help kiwi can be protected from stoats for just a one-time $80 donation. It’s not just a lifeline, but a lifetime of protection. We carry them in, bait and set them and you will be emailed the results.


Kill Possums - The Trapinator

A safe trap which targets possums and is out of the way of kiwi and weka.

You can protect canopy trees from possums and give kukupa a better chance of raising their young. We carry them in, bait and set them and you will be emailed the results.


Kill Rats - Snap-E Rat Trap

An awesome trap for killing rats used by most pest control operations.

Our forests rely on good populations of birds to disperse seeds and fruit. Rats consume a lot of food that should be for our native birds. Protecting birds' food sources means the'll nest in our back yards more often. We carry them in, bait and set them and you will be emailed the results.


Kill Feral Cats - Steve Allen Kill Trap

The Steve Allen trap has passed NIWAC humane tests.

New Zealand has lots of ground nesting birds that are vulnerable to cats. Cats have the most diverse diet of all predators in our forests including gecko, skink, weta, birds, frogs and are thought to be responsible for kiiling up to 30% of kiwi chicks in the wild.



You and the Bay Bush Action team can help save our fantastic and stunning wildlife. Any donation will help achieve that goal.

It all goes to protection for our wildlife, not administration. Remember we are all about action!