Howick Pestival


We invite you, your parents and friends 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, Howick Local Board and Auckland Council will provide:

  • A free 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!

Wednesday 12 June 2019
7.30pm to 8.30pm (tea, coffee and networking from 7pm)

Presenters: Niklas Erikson, Rishika Chopara, Cate Jessep (members of Auckland Council Biosecurity, sustainable Schools Teams and University of Auckland CatchIT)

Where: 16 Butley Drive, Farm Cove, Auckland 2012

To register visit

by Friday 7 June please
Find out more please contact:
Lorelle Stranaghan
Co-ordinator, Pest Free Howick   021 560 417
A Howick Local Board funded project
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Farm Cove Intermediate School
Butley Drive
Farmcove, Pakuranga
Auckland, 2012
New Zealand


Contact Details:

Phone: 09 577 0009