Wildbase Tour

Massey University warmly invites alumni, friends and those with a passion for saving New Zealand’s native wildlife to an after 5 function.  Specialist veterinarians from Wildbase (formerly the New Zealand Wildlife Health Centre) will speak about the ethics of wildlife rehabilitation and the achievements of Wildbase in that area as well as touching briefly on the Rena response. 

Massy University’s Wildbase Hospital is at the forefront of research and discovery in the care and treatment of sick and injured wild animals and, in particular, New Zealand’s unique sea and land-based birds.  It is New Zealand’s only dedicated wildlife hospital and provides medical and surgical care for some of the most endangered wildlife on the planet.  Wildbase Hospital cares for around 270 animal patients per year with Kiwi and Takahe highly represented among them.  Of the 2,400 patients treated since 2001, around 180 have been Kiwi and of the 230 Takahe left in the world, 28 have been through the hospital.  We proudly invite you to hear more about the exciting and vital work the hospital’s talented team do in the area of wildlife health and conservation. 

Tour Dates 

Auckland - Monday 29 October
Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre – Massey University Albany Campus
Hamilton – Wednesday 31 October
Ferrybank Reception Centre – Grantham Street 
Palmerston North – Thursday 1 November
Massey University, Japanese Lecture Theatre, University House, Manawatu Campus
Wellington – Tuesday 6 November
West Plaza Hotel, 110-116 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Christchurch – Wednesday 7 November
The George (Parkview room) - 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch
Hawkes Bay – Thursday 8  November
Havelock North Community Centre – 30 Te Mata Road Havelock North


5.30pm to 6.15pm Your opportunity to connect with other alumni, students, staff and friends of Massey (canapés will be served and a cash bar is available)
6.15pm to 6.45pm Guest speakers from Wildbase
6.45pm to 7pm A question and answer session will be held
7pm to 7.10pm Overview of the Wildbase Hospital project
7.30pm Event Concludes

We recommend you RSVP promptly to avoid disappointment, regster below, email alumni@massey.ac.nz or phone +64 6 3505865.