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Pestival Out West


Titirangi War Memorial Hall

500 South Titirangi Road
Auckland, 0604

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About this Event

We’re joining together with our friends from the Pest Free Waitakere Ranges Alliance to host Pestival Out West.

Could West Auckland be predator free? An open sanctuary for our taonga flora and fauna? Come along and join in the discussion.

Our special guest speaker is Brett Butland of Predator Free 2050 Ltd. Our speaking list includes:


  • Tāwhiti Smart Traps – Andy Saunders of Predator Free Franklin;
  • Genomics, Stoats and Predator Free New Zealand – Dr Andrew Veale;
  • Cameras and Artificial Intelligence – Dr Al Glen

Plant Threats:

  • Rāhui & kauri dieback, a panel discussion – Edward Ashby of Te Kawerau ā Maki & Dr Mels Barton;
  • Discovery of viruses in New Zealand native plants – Dr Ana Podolyan;
  • Weed Biocontrol – Dr Imogen Bassett, Auckland Council;
  • The risk posed by non-invasive exotic species – Dr Len Gillman

Special Species:

Including special speakers on Wasps – Dr Jacqueline Beggs, Feral Cats – Dr Imogen Bassett, and more.

Stay for a session, or stay for the day. An agenda will be emailed to guests prior to the event. We’d love to see you there.

This is a free event, but registration is needed for catering purposes.

Thanks to Auckland Council for their support.