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    • Mātauranga in Action
      • The 2024 collection of toitoi has now happened! A small team joined a group of Taranaki Whānui ki te Ūpoko o te Ika whānau on April 20th to collect toitoi from Kohangapiripiri at Parangarahu Lakes. ...

    • Release the Frogs!
      • There will be some closures on Te Māhanga track from May until the end of June as part of a very exciting project to release the population of pepeketua/Hamilton’s Frogs from their enclosures later ...

    • First Line of De-Fence
      • The first of its kind in the world, Zealandia’s fence prevents all kinds of mammalian predators from entering the 225-hectare sanctuary inside. The curved top hat stops climbing predators, the ...

    • Who ya gonna call? Weedbusters!
      • While the fence does a fabulous job keeping out mammalian predators, invasive plants are a bit trickier to contain. Our conservation team have been on the hunt recently for floral pests in ...

    • Leaping Lizards!
      • Recently a rainbow skink (Lampropholis delicata, also known as plague skinks) has been spotted in Glenside. You might remember our story earlier this year about these lizards which had yet to make ...

    • Winter Opening Hours
      • Now that the days are getting shorter, we have begun preparing for winter and will be moving to winter hours from Wednesday 1 May until Saturday 31 August.. What does this mean? • The ...

    • Keeping tabs on the new residents
      • Over the years, we've done a great job introducing different native wildlife to Zealandia – birds, fish, plants, you name it! But our job doesn't end there. After they settle in, we keep a close ...

    • Fledging the nest
      • As the hihi breeding season wrapped up in March, we started see many of the season’s juveniles emerging from the depths of the ngahere/forest and becoming more visible. This past season, 28 ...

    • Beloved Zealandia takahē Nio dies, aged 19
      • It is with deep sadness that the team at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne confirms beloved takahē Nio died over the weekend. Nio, 19, was taken to Wildbase Hospital at Massey University on Wednesday ...

    • Bringing the birds back to town
      • In late 2023 kiwi chicks hatched in the wild west of Wellington for the first time in 150 years. These are the first chicks produced from a recently- established population of adult kiwi on the ...

    • Flying the nest
      • Sometimes it may be obvious that a bird is a fledgling: for example, if it’s begging noisily from a parent. Perhaps the most obvious example is the giant pīpīwharauroa chick begging from its tiny ...

    • Getting to the root of the problem
      • Our gardens are wonderful places to spend our summer days and evenings. As much as we love our gardens, they can also contain unwanted plant visitors. While not all introduced plants are ...

    • Actions for the Awa
      • Our streams need our help. Aotearoa was once full of open streams and rivers, cutting across the landscape. As humans changed this landscape, many of these were diverted or piped to make way ...

    • Who let the dogs in?
      • Rapu and Alfie, along with their humans, Sally and Miriam, are part of the Conservation Dogs programme and work hard all around Aotearoa, ensuring offshore islands, cargo, and sanctuaries like ...

    • Plague skinks: What's in a name?
      • While the impacts of introduced mammals on our native ecosystems are widely known, what about introduced lizards? Zealandia post-doctoral researcher Christopher Woolley shares his thoughts on the ...

    • How To Live With Nature
      • Across twelve weeks, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne staff sat down with RadioActive host, Don Luchito to share how to live with nature. Listen to the interviews here: Intro to How to Live with ...

    • Plastic free Urupā
      • Over the last few years, the plastic free movement has taken off. Plastic bags are no longer given out at supermarkets, keep cups are a staple at cafes and recently plastic cutlery has been banned ...

    • Rangers save kākā chicks
      • Recently, two young kākā siblings were discovered in the sanctuary at Zealandia, all alone without a nest or parents around. The stormy weather we experienced possibly led to these nestlings ...

    • Weaving a path to restoration
      • We were honoured to host representatives from Tangoio Marae, who endured the devastating impact of Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year, resulting in severe damage to their marae and prized ...

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