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New Advances in Biosecurity for Zealandia

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:41 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Today ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary celebrated another milestone in biosecurity with the official opening of its brand new electronic entrance gate. This is a critical addition to the urban sanctuary and will help to prevent possums, ... More >>

Slash meets Tāne the Tuatara

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 7:40 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosamctuary today along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More >>

10 Years of Hihi in mainland New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 3:02 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – This February marks the 10-year anniversary of the Hihi (Stitchbird) being reintroduced into mainland New Zealand. Hihi were extinct from the wild for 120 years until 2005 when 60 Hihi were transferred from Tiritiri Matangi Island to ... More >>

600th Kākā Banded at Zealandia

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 5:18 pm | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA has banded its 600th kaka since 14 birds were transferred into the wild at Zealandia in 2002. Until then, kaka had effectively been extinct in Wellington since the early 20th century. More >>

Volunteers transforming Wellington's Natural Environment

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 2:28 pm | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA is one of the largest volunteer-supported conservation organisations in New Zealand with over 300 volunteers actively working at the conservation project. “Our volunteers contribute 30,000 hours of their time each year. Their ongoing ... More >>

Solid Foundations Recognised at ZEALANDIA

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 5:23 pm | Zealandia

Robbie Tocher mucks in to plant a flax bush during the Foundation Members' Day under the watchful eye of his grandmother, Naomi. More >>

Local woman saves adventurous tuatara

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 4:46 pm | Zealandia

Lorna Borrett was startled to find the tuatara while walking her dog Dobby. She wasn’t sure what it was and phoned her partner Jacob Rosevear. ”I only knew of tuatara through the brand of beer, which Jacob drinks.” More >>

Juvenile tuatara to come of age at Zealandia

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 11:42 am | Zealandia

It's Tuatara February at Zealandia. To celebrate, five juvenile tuatara will be released into the sanctuary this Thursday when they are returned from Victoria University of Wellington’s captive incubation programme. “In the wild, eggs hatch after ... More >>

Tuatara ambassadors are ready for the spotlight

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 4:18 pm | Zealandia

The tuatara is an ancient reptile with three eyes and no penis. Its ancestors once walked with dinosaurs and it is often called a “living fossil”. We call it a “living treasure”. These strange features are just a few reasons why Zealandia ... More >>

Little Spotted Kiwi Chick is Returned to Zealandia

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 11:45 am | Zealandia

The rehabilitated kiwi is released in the Zealandia sanctuary. Photo by Kimberley Collins. High Res. Saturday 6 December 2013 A little spotted kiwi has been re-released into the Zealandia eco-sanctuary after its successful rehabilitation at Wellington ... More >>

Lead Roofing is Bittersweet for Urban Kākā

Monday, 2 December 2013, 10:02 am | Zealandia

Zealandia is working with Massey University and Wellington Zoo to investigate a recent increase in cases of lead poisoning in urban kākā populations around Wellington. More >>

Quietly spoken local stitches up Aussie Conservation Award

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5:08 pm | Zealandia

New Zealand’s Hihi or Stitchbird Recovery Group has won the prestigious conservation Practitioner Award for 2013. More >>

Taking the birdsong beyond Wellington

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 6:25 pm | Zealandia

The 500th kākā to be banded at Zealandia will receive its 2013 blue leg band on Wednesday 20th of November. This milestone is reached just 11 years after the founding population of 6 captive-reared birds were released in the sanctuary. Just preceeding ... More >>

Strong response to the call to take a new look at Zealandia

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 7:06 pm | Zealandia

A strong response to the call to take a fresh look at Zealandia In the first 2 weeks since Zealandia’s revised price structure took effect, there has been a strong response from Wellingtonians. More >>

Zealandia's lower price structure and enhanced experience

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 3:44 pm | Zealandia

Zealandia’s latest enhancements and revised price structure, available from tomorrow, 18th October 2013, have been designed so that a greater number of Wellingtonians can visit the eco-sanctuary, and benefit from the unique opportunity to engage with ... More >>

Rare chance to see threatened pied shag chicks, up close

Monday, 7 October 2013, 3:18 pm | Zealandia

Never before seen so close at Zealandia, two threatened pied shag pairs have nested near the public path and are raising chicks a mere three metres from entranced visitors. Previous nests have been across the lake or hidden by bush. More >>

Zealandia appoints new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 7:26 pm | Zealandia

Prominent Wellingtonian Hilary Beaton is welcomed today to Zealandia by the Karori Sanctuary Trust Board. Ms Beaton has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive, which she will take up in late October. More >>

A 30 year wait to see kākāpō up close

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 1:12 pm | Zealandia

It was back in the mid ‘70s when Richard Gray, now a Conservation Officer at Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary), travelled to Fiordland with Don Merton to study the last mainland population of kākāpō. More >>

Sirocco escort will turn others green

Friday, 7 June 2013, 12:51 pm | Zealandia

He’s big, handsome and one of only 124. Sirocco, the rock-star kākāpō ‘Spokesbird for Conservation’, has enough charm to win over the hearts of young and old alike and he’s making a return to Wellington for 6 weeks from 22 July. More >>

More freshwater advocacy at Zealandia thanks to Trust

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 5:19 pm | Zealandia

With the support of Wellington Community Trust, Zealandia can now further plans to raise the profile of native freshwater species with sanctuary visitors. The $8,000 grant will go to completing an engineering and feasibility study for an enhanced ... More >>

 

 

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