Pest Control Workshop

Sunday 23rd May (9.30am to 11.30am)

New Zealand is an ideal natural environment for many kinds of pests to thrive and consequently wreak havoc with local or indigenous animal and plant life.

If you’re having problems keeping pests under control, would like to do your bit towards pest eradication or simply like to know more about the interesting topic; then this is an ideal workshop for you.

Our presenter for the event is Cam Rathe, owner of Rural Pest Control. Cam is a local expert in this field with 18 years’ experience gained across the region within many areas including clearing pests from some of DOCs most sensitive locations. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Various types of pests (animal and vegetable)
  • Problems caused by various pests
  • Eradication/control techniques

Afterwards we will take a walk around the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens Conservation trail, and look at trap types and locations and the positive results of running a trapping program.

These relaxed and interactive events are very popular so booking is recommended, though not essential, as spaces are limited (see below for booking details).

We also have our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the Plant Centre for you to browse through.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.

* Trail not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames. Sorry no dogs allowed.

Venue location: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa
This is a free workshop, sponsored by Kaipara Coast Plant Centre
Booking: OR 09 420 5655

Upcoming Events:

Harbour View Track  – official opening 20th June 10:30am.

Kaipara Coast Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens.

Join David Bayly at 10:30am Sunday 20th June 2021 for a guided 1.5 hour tour around the new forest track in Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens. During the walk he will discuss the building of the track and the conservation measures in place, along with talking about the history of the property and interesting facts and features along the way.

The track meanders around farmland and native forest, has a beautiful lookout point of the Kaipara Harbour, and forms an important part of the Kaipara Coast Plant Centre conservation and restoration program.

This trail is the third walk to be opened at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, making 3.5km of trails to follow and enjoy.

Bring good walking shoes or boots and a raincoat.

Cost $15 to cover entry to the gardens.

To book, ph 094205655, or email:

1481 Kaipara Coast Highway,

Kaukapakapa, Auckland

Building the track March 2021
Moving 70m3 of mulch onto the trail April 2021
Moving in the toilet and picnic table.

Upcoming Events:

Fruit tree pruning and Maintenance

17th July 9:30am to 11:30am

Arboriculture Workshop

Date to be advised.

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