Wildlife Workshop 2020


Auckland Zoo - Friday 15th May (NOW POSTPONED)


WReNNZ is New Zealand's national wildlife network, open to everyone interested in New Zealand wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release. Annually WReNNZ provide quality wildlife education focused on best practice rehabilitation, biennially hosting a national wildlife conference, alternating with national wildlife workshops.

WReNNZ Educational Wildlife Workshop planned for 15th May at Auckland Zoo has now been postponed due to the worldwide issues with COVID-19.


We have exceptional speakers planned covering a range of critical topics related to wildlife rehabilitation and we will send out updates to our newsletter list as soon as new plans are confirmed.



Please be aware the agenda is subject to change


9.15 -  9.45 - Registration

  9.45 - 10.00 - Welcome and Introduction - Brian Robertson - WReNNZ Chairperson

10.00 - 10.45 - Aspergillus - Mikaylie Wilson – Auckland Zoo

10.45 - 11.30 - Animal Rescue After Disasters - Lloyd Brown – IWRC

11.30 - 11.45 - Morning Tea

11.45 - 12.30 - Gut Biome - Dr Lynn Miller – New Zealand Bird Rescue

​12.30 -   1.15 - Release Criteria - Pauline Nijman – Massey University

  1.15 -   1.45 - Lunch

  1.45 -   2.30 - Traumatic Injuries - Dr Stuart Hunter – Massey University

  2.30 -   3.15 - Working with natives and exotics - Dr An Pas – Auckland Zoo

  3.15 -   3.45 - Afternoon Tea

  3.45 -   5.00 - WReNNZ AGM



For those travelling to Auckland for the educational workshop there is an extensive range of places to stay.

To see a wide variety of accommodation choices visit AirBnB, Booking.com, Expedia or for additional budget options visit Jucy Snooze.



Tickets & Member Discounts

Early bird ticket prices are available until 10th April 2020, or until all tickets are sold.

Tickets include free access to the zoo and this can be utilised on the day of the workshop or at a later date.


WReNNZ members receive access to discounted rates.

For the 1 day workshop ticket pricing is:

  • Early Bird Non-Members $85

  • Early Bird Members $55

After 10th April if tickets are still available the following prices will apply:


  • Non-Members $105

  • Members $75

If you would like ongoing access to discounted wildlife training rates and  you are not yet a WReNNZ member, please join today before buying your workshop tickets.


Our Speakers & Topics

Aspergillus - Mikaylie Wilson

Bio coming soon

Animal Rescue After Disasters - Lloyd Brown

Bio coming soon

Gut Biome - Dr Lynn Miller

Bio coming soon

Release Criteria - Pauline Nijman

Bio coming soon

Traumatic Injuries - Dr Stuart Hunter

Bio coming soon

Working with Natives and Exotics in the Same Space - Dr An Pas

Bio coming soon


If you have any questions, please get in touch.

For more information about WReNNZ, visit WRENNZ.ORG.NZ.