Pestival Web Talks

Online Presentations

8, 12, 13, 14, 18 & 19 August

6.00 pm

This year’s Waiheke Pestival will feature local people and organizations working hard to preserve Waiheke’s native flora and fauna. Presentations will be available online through YouTube from the dates set out below.


Course Details

Karen Saunders from Native Bird Rescue

Native Bird Rescue is a small and volunteer driven native bird Rescue on Waiheke Island. Karen will be discussing what her and her team does to save our native birds that are ill and injured and get them back into the wild.

Presentation available August 8, 2020 at 6pm

Sally Horwood from Rat Busters

Rat Busters is a pest control project taking place on many different reserves around Waiheke Island. Sally will be discussing pest monitoring, project design, and implementation.

Presentation available August 12, 2020 at 6pm

Richard Margesson from Free the Tree

Free the Tree is a biosecurity and eco-restoration business specializing in pest plant removal. Richard will be discussing how to target these plants in the field using a military based approach to ensure that all pest plants are identified and removed.

Presentation available August 13, 2020 at 6pm

Natasha Beletzky from Whakanewha Reserve

Natasha is Whakanewha’s conservation ranger. Natasha will be talking about what she does as a conservation ranger in the reserve as well as 2020’s dotterel fledging success.

Presentation available August 14, 2020 at 6pm

Mary Frankham and Jo Ritchie – Te Korowai o Waiheke
Mary and Jo will talk about the complexities of conducting an island wide eradication in a place where people live, work and play.
Presentation available August 18 at 6pm
Jo Ritchie and Phil Phil Salisbury – Te Korowai o Waiheke
Jo and Phil will give you an insight into the Llfe of a Rotoroa ranger during a rat eradication.
Presentation available August 19 at 6pm


Online Presentations





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