Date/Time - 20/05/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NOTE: WORKSHOP NOW FULL – our venue is at capacity!
Partners Kiwi Coast and Northland Regional Council are working together to bring you this years Northland Pest Control Workshop.
The workshop is being held at Komanawa in Opuawhanga, within the Kaimamaku Landcare project area, who will be our hosts for the day.
Come along to hear from community-led pest control and kiwi recovery projects from all over the Kiwi Coast and find out about their innovative pest control methods, lessons learnt the hard way out there in the bush, and the results being achieved – see the full programme below and remember to register by 5pm May 15th as numbers are limited!
As well as presentations, there will be a range of practical demonstrations, information stalls, eco-fundraising goodies for sale like art, t-shirts and honey, plus Key Industries will be there selling a range of pest control products – so bring your wallet 🙂
This free workshop is made possible with through funding from NRC, Kiwi Coast’s DOC Community Funds and sponsorship from Key Industries.
10am: Welcome and Introductions. Ngaire Tyson, Kiwi Coast Coordinator.
Setting the Local Scene – Kaimamaku Landcare. Mick Kelly and Geoff Kopstick
Restoring the Health of Russell State Forest. Richard Witehira, Warren Morunga and Nathan McNally, Russell State Forest Roopu Mangai
Community Saving Sensitive Species – Initial Grey Faced Petrel Breeding Success on the Northland mainland. Adam Willetts, Bream Head Conservation Trust.
What’s Happening in the Deep South of Northland? Peter Hunt and Graham Giles – Waipu Kiwis
Animal Pest Control Across Northland. Kane McElrea, Northland Regional Council
What’s new In Pest Control Products – Andre Visser, Key Industries.
12.00: LUNCH provided – Catering by your hosts Kaimamaku Landcare
12.45: Afternoon session
2017 Pest Control Results & Prize Presentation from Key Industries to Tapuhi Landcare
Enviroschools – What Are Those Kids Doing? Susan Karels, NRC Enviroschools.
Clearing Out Those Trap Wise Predators. Glen Coulston , Good Wood
Mid North Alliance – Working Together in the Bay of Islands for Kiwi and Kokako. Andrew Mentor: Mid North Coordinator, Kiwi Coast.
2pm: Kiwi Coast Update – Kiwi Forever, Everywhere! Ngaire Tyson, Kiwi Coast Coordinator
Feedback Session – What Can Kiwi Coast Do For You?
3pm: Afternoon Tea – talk, network and check out the practical demonstrations, info and eco-fundraising goods for sale:
- Adrian Gilbert: PG Myna Trap, and ‘trip traps’ sales and demonstrations
- Key Industries: pest control product sales and demonstrations
- Andy Mentor – new double DOC 200 trap box design in trial
- Russell Kiwi Protection – Project info, weka proof double DOC 200 boxes and Kiwi Nesting boxes
- Brooke Hartigan – ecological artwork for sale
- Papa Taiao – pest control operators available
- Kiwi Coast info and maps and t-shirts for sale
- Bay Bush Honey for sale
- NRC Biosecurity Team – Pest Animal Info and Advice
Any queries just get in touch with Ngaire the Kiwi Coast Coordinator.
Accommodation is available onsite from $80. Please contact Susie to book on 09 433 8800 or 0274914552.
NOTE: WORKSHOP NOW FULL
Please fill in this form to go on a waiting list in case spaces become available