The Holdsworth Restoration Trust has been formed to raise funds to support the restoration activities in the Holdsworth area. At present this is the Atiwhakatu Trapping Project.
The Trust was formed in December 2018. We have applied to the DOC Community Fund for assistance, and with other donations hope to raise enough money to be able to install 150-200 traps a year for the next few years, as well as having income to renew the lure and gas in each trap every 6 months. So hopefully in 4-5 years we will have pest numbers sufficiently low to look at organising a transfer of North Island Robin.
If you’d like to help out the Holdsworth Restoration Trust financially, you could make a one-off or regular donation, adopt a trap line or leave a bequest.