Horokiwi is a rural area that lies between Korokoro and the Belmont Regional Park to the East and Newlands/Paparangi/Woodridge, Grenada Village and Grenada North to the West. The majority of our area is occupied by farm land, although there are 70 acreages owned by lifestyle blockers. According to the Horokiwi Rural Community Plan Horokiwi is approximately 960ha and we have permission to trap over half of this area…
The Horokiwi Community Association is our representative committee that have the task of acting on the communities behalf on a range of matters, including representing our small communities interest during the most recent Cross Valley Link investigation.
A lot of the land in Horokiwi is reserve land, so one of the challenges that Predator Free Horokiwi faces is finding volunteers to check traps - a task that the Horokiwi residents are happy to help with.
Horokiwi has a different focus to the rural PF groups - rabbits are a pest species that our community already targets. As mentioned above we share a boundary with the Belmont Regional Park and have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of possums in our area as a result of their poisoning. The Horokiwi community will be working closely with the Belmont Regional Council to monitor their traps as they have recently also deployed traps on the boundary that we share.