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Botany Pestival


Monday November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
General, Co-curricular
Class years:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13


BDSC Conference Centre
575 Chapel Road, East Tamaki
Auckland, 2016 New Zealand
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09-273 2310

Part of the great pest free Howick project for students and their families in Howick.

We invite you and your parents to an evening to learn why and how you can be pest trapping in your backyards! Our urban environment is an important habitat for birds, insects and reptiles. They can only thrive if pest numbers are low. On this evening, Auckland Council will provide:

  • a rat trap for you to take home to use in your backyard for the duration of the project
  • a demonstration of how to set/unset the traps and give you a chance to practice
  • advice on placing traps at home and disposal of the pests caught
    instructions on how to record your pest programme data

This school pest free project is a first in Auckland. You will pilot what is to be a city-wide collaborative effort towards the vision of Pest Free Auckland and help bring back biodiversity to your gardens!

Details of the workshop:
  • WHEN: 13 November 2017
  • TIME: 7.30-8.30 pm (tea coffee and networking from 7 pm)
  • PRESENTERS: Brett Butland, Ron Matthews, Cate Jessep, Richard Carter, Chris Kean
    (Members of Auckland Council Biosecurity and sustainable Schools teams)
  • WHERE: Botany Downs Secondary College Conference Centre, 575 Chapel Rd, Howick, Auckland 2016.

Register now

Registrations close Friday 10 November.


To find out more please contact:

Cate Jessep: cate.jessep@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 021 2467134 or
Chris Kean: christinek.ck50@gmail.com 021 715 584

Botany Pestival Invite for 2017 . pdf

Term 1: Between 4 Feb (at the earliest); and 9 Feb (at the latest)* – 16 Apr
*Staggered start dates apply for Term 1. Course confirmation for Y12-13 TBC. 
Term 2: 3 May – 9 Jul
Term 3: 26 Jul – 1 Oct
Term 4: 18 Oct – No later than 17 Dec

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