Pest Free News - Special Edition

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Pest Free News - Special Edition

Auckland Council


You don't want to miss this!

There's a couple of extra things we need to tell you about

We are just too excited about the upcoming Conservation Week 2019 and Pestival 2019 that we couldn't wait for the next Pest Free News to tell you about it! So here's a Special Edition to remind you about all the cool things coming up.

(title image is a Hochstetter's frog found by two of our biodiversity advisors in the Hunua Ranges)


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Pestival 2019 - Last Chance to Register!


Pest Free Newsletter Survey


Upcoming Events

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Last Call for Pestival 2019 registrations

Pestival 2019 is just around the corner, but there is still time to register!

This year we kick off the 50th annual Conservation Week with Pestival 2019. MC Jesse Mulligan returns to lead us through the latest and greatest in our region’s progress towards Pest Free Auckland as we celebrate another year of hard work. Come along to find out what’s happening, make new connections and be uplifted by the latest wins and milestones in pest management.

The day will be jam-packed with exciting speakers – including bite-sized talks to fuel your curiosity, so be sure to check out the programme when you register so you can plan which talks you want to attend!

Pestival 2019 will also feature the first ‘Great New Zealand Conservation Debate’ where special guests Councillor Penny Hulse, Nic Toki, Graeme Hill and Geoff Simmons will go head to head in a friendly yet competitive debate on a current conservation issue.

You don’t want to miss this (FREE) event!

Click below for more details and to register to attend.

See you there!

Register now


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Upcoming Events

What's happening?

Conservation Week 2019

Conservation Week is fast approaching and there are so many ways for you to get involved! Check out the events and click below to find out more


Oh you still haven't registered for Pestival 2019? Better get to it!


  • Freyburg Park, Sunday September 15th
  • Harania Mary Reserve, Sunday September 15th
  • Waiuku Wharf (multiple sites), Saturday September 21st  
  • Browns Bay Reserve, Sunday September 22nd

Ranger Guided Walks

  • Point View Reserve, Botany, Thursday September 12th
  • Centennial Park, Wednesday September 18th
  • Campbells Bay, Wednesday September 18th
  • Clevedon, Thursday September 19th
  • Discovery Kokako walk, Friday September 20th


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