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Tech for environmental sustainability in Taranaki

Come and learn how locals from Taranaki are using tech to protect our environment.


Wednesday 26 May
5:00pm - 7:00pm


Puke Ariki , Foyer,
1 Ariki St, New Plymouth
Please offer a koha to attend this event.
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What's it all about?

Keen to find out more about local projects and their innovative use of technology for environmental sustainability?

Join us at Puke Ariki to hear from a range of presenters sharing their exciting work in Taranaki – topics will range from artificial intelligence and environmental sensing to citizen science and community engagement.

The focus of the event is to highlight community-driven projects and create connections among like-minded people in the region. There will a Q&A and an opportunity to network at the end.

What you can expect:

17:00-17:30 Doors open/Welcome

17:30-18:30 Presentations: The Wētā Watcher story, Luring pests with sounds, Drones to find kiwis and Connecting "things" in Taranaki

18:30-19:00 Q&A 


This event will be streamed through's Youtube channel. We will share the link to the streaming feed here and in our social media channels from 5 pm onwards on May 26th.


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Taranaki Gifted Community Trust

Students from the Taranaki Gifted Community Trust will explain the scientific work they are doing with cameras and wētā in Egmont National Park.

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Auroa School

Students from Auroa School will share how they are developing sound lures, electronic devices that use noises such as baby birds cheeping, to attract predators including stoats and possums into traps.

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Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Taranaki Kiwi Trust and students from Oakura School will talk how they search for signals from the transmitters worn by kiwi birds.

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IoT Taranaki

The staff from IoT Taranaki will explain why and how the region has an Internet of Things (IoT) network. Run by locals for locals.


Doors open
The Wētā Watcher story
Luring pests with sounds
Drones to find kiwi
Connecting "things" in Taranaki

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