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2020 Waiheke Pestival

08 Aug 2020 - 19 Aug 2020


Saturday 8 August 2020, 6.00pm - Saturday 8 August 2020, 6.30pm

Wednesday 12 August 2020, 6.00pm - Wednesday 12 August 2020, 6.30pm

Thursday 13 August 2020, 6.00pm - Thursday 13 August 2020, 6.30pm

Friday 14 August 2020, 6.00pm - Friday 14 August 2020, 6.30pm

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 6.00pm - Tuesday 18 August 2020, 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 6.00pm - Wednesday 19 August 2020, 6.30pm


Via YouTube


This year's Waiheke Pestival will feature local people and organisations working hard to preserve Waiheke's native flora and fauna.

Presentations will be available online through YouTube.


Karen Saunders from Native Bird Rescue | Presentation available: Sat 8 Aug, 6pm

Native Bird Rescue is a small and volunteer-driven bird rescue centre on Waiheke Island.

Karen will be discussing what her and her team do to save our native birds that are ill and injured, and get them back into the wild.

Sally Horwood from Rat Busters | Presentation available: Wed 12 Aug, 6pm

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.

Richard Margesson from Free the Tree | Presentation available: Thu 13 Aug, 6pm

Free the Tree is a biosecurity and eco-restoration business, specialising 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.

Natasha Beletzky from Whakanewha Reserve | Presentation available: Fri 14 Aug, 6pm

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

Mary Frankham and Jo Ritchie | Presentation available: Tue 18 Aug, 6pm

Te Korowai o Waiheke – the positive impact of a predator free Waiheke on the seabirds of the Hauraki Gulf.

Jo Ritchie and Phil Salisbury | Presentation available: Wed 19 Aug, 6pm

Life of a Rotoroa ranger during a rat eradication.


Breaking new ground on zero waste

New Zealand’s first large-scale anaerobic digestion facility began construction today in Reporoa with a blessing of the land by Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa.

Regional park big winner of schools budgeting competition

Duder Regional Park has gained nearly 200 new trees thanks to prize money won in a school budgeting competition.

Healthy Living & Allergy Free Show

This exciting new lifestyle show will cover everything from healthy eating to healthy living.