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WReNNZ Online Wildlife Workshop 2022
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One day event - Saturday 7th May 2022


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

WReNNZ Online Educational Wildlife Workshop will be on Saturday 7th May via Zoom


We have five exceptional speakers covering a range of critical topics related to wildlife rehabilitation and we will send out updates via our newsletter list.

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Please be aware that the agenda is subject to change


  8.50 - 9.00 - Sign-On

  9.00 -10.00 - Welcome, AGM and Introduction - Brian Robertson - WReNNZ Chairperson

10.00 -11.00 - Managing Oiled Wildlife – From Intake to Release - Bridey White – Massey University

11.00 -11.30 - Morning Tea

11.30 -12.00 - Perfect Partners: Bird Banding and Rehab - Annemieke Hendriks - Department of Conservation

12.00 - 1.00 - The Drug Pyramid and Wildlife Rehabilitation - Dr Lynn Miller - BirdCare Aotearoa

  1.00 -  2.00 - Lunch

  2.00 -  3.00 - Physical Exam and Considerations for their findings - Pauline Nijman – Massey University

  3.00 -  3.30 - Triage Decision Making for Injured Wild Birds - Dr Janelle Ward - Department of Conservation

  3.30 - Close


Tickets & Member Discounts

Early bird ticket prices are available until 17th April 2022, or until all tickets are sold.

WReNNZ members will receive access to discounted rates.

For the 1-day workshop ticket pricing is:

  • Early Bird Non-Members $75

  • Early Bird Members $55

After 17th April 2022 if tickets are still available the following prices will apply:


  • Non-Members $95

  • Members $75

Registration will close on the 5th of May 2022 unless tickets are sold prior.

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.

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Our Five Speakers & Their Topics

Dr Lynn Miller

The Drug Pyramid and Wildlife Rehabilitation

This presentation will take you through the Drug Pyramid. What is it, and how do we as professional wildlife rehabilitators use this knowledge to care for our patients, while ensuring we are using the necessary drugs responsibly.

Bridey White

Managing Oiled Wildlife – The Pathway From Intake to Release

Oiled wildlife rehabilitation is a key component of an oil spill response. Generally, rehabilitation of wildlife is the process of removing from the wild and caring for, injured, orphaned, oiled or sick wild animals.

Dr Janelle Ward

Triage Decision Making for Injured Wild Birds  

Dr Janelle Ward (DOC) will discuss criteria and recommendations for the release (or euthanasia) of wild birds with permanent disabilities, based on an extensive literature review.

Pauline Nijman

Physical exam and considerations for their findings

This presentation will look at a methodical approach to the physical exam, how to assess different systems, what to look for and common ailments that may present.

Annemieke Hendriks

Perfect Partners: Bird Banding and Rehab

This presentation delves into the benefits to both partners of marking wildlife before release, and how to become certified in the marking process.

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If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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

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