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Wanaka Backyard Trapping


Committee & Board




Wānaka, Hāwea

Wānaka Backyard Trapping aims to inspire, educate and inform our community about the threats to survival of our native wildlife. Their vision is to see flourishing native bird populations and wildlife in the Upper Clutha Basin. They manage trap lines on public land, conduct monitoring and encourage the public to do their own 'backyard' trapping.

Currently, there are two opportunities to join their executive committee and be an instrumental part of their mission.

As chairperson, you have the opportunity to lead WBT and help protect and enhance biodiversity in the Upper Clutha.

  • Work/collaborate with other likeminded organisations
  • Represent WBT on the Southern Lakes Sanctuary Trust
  • Actively scope out possibilities for new traplines and projects
  • Liaise with local landowners for permission to install trap lines - DOC LINZ QLDC
  • Chair WBT governance meetings
  • Looking at operations and working with a committee to develop new roles/processes
  • Monitor email account coordinate responses with other members of committee
  • Funding applications (sourcing opportunities, and submitting applications)
  • Responsible management of public funds - account signatory
  • Support trapline coordinators
  • Regular reporting to the community - via newsletters, media
  • Coordinate and collate information for AGM (once a year)

As secretary, you will support the committee with key administrative tasks:

  • Assist with the day to day running of WBT
  • Meeting admin, record minutes, set agendas, send invites
  • Manage membership database
  • Update documents and agreements as agreed by the committee
  • Account signatory

What you will gain and learn from the role:

  • Creating lasting change to the local environment
  • Working with a range of people making new friends and connections
  • Being active in our wonderful backyard
  • Know that you will be contributing to the enhancement of our deafening dawn chorus
  • Learn about active, engaging, cutting edge tech in the trapping space

You will be given an induction and handover by existing committee members and supported as you settle into your role. Please indicate in your application below which role you are keen on.


These roles would suit someone who is:

  • passionate about conservation
  • is motivated to create lasting change using new and evolving technology
  • a knowledge or desire to learn about trapping projects and practices
  • able to work with a range of people in collaborative manner

For Chairperson:

  • Open and clear minded leadership
  • Innovative thinker
  • Great interpersonal and networking skills
  • Invested in connecting with community
  • Governance experience preferred but not required

For Secretary:

  • computer literacy (emails, Google drive, file management, word processing)
  • communication skills

Time commitment

  • Meetings last Wednesday of each month (1.5-2 hrs) usually at Wanaka Rec Centre, sometimes other venues
  • Chairperson- 8 hours per month outside of meetings
  • Secretary- 5 hours per month outside of meetings

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2423

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