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ZEALANDIA Partners with Canberra Sanctuary

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 10:50 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canberra's Woodlands and Wetlands Trust this morning in a ceremony attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown and Minister Mick Gentleman of Australian Capital Territory (ACT). More >>

$2 Entry to ZEALANDIA & Wellington Zoo

Monday, 16 May 2016, 11:39 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – This weekend two of Wellington's top nature attractions are opening their doors to locals for just a couple of bucks! Open Weekend is back, and on the 21st & 22nd of May people will be able to visit to Zealandia and Wellington Zoo ... More >>

Maud Island Frogs hop across Wellington

Monday, 18 April 2016, 12:32 pm | Zealandia

Maud Island Frogs hop across Wellington Five nationally endangered Maud Island Frogs have made a giant leap – moving from Zealandia to Wellington Zoo this week. More >>

Kaka monitoring program ends at Zealandia

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:49 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Zealandia's kaka banding and nestbox monitoring program has come to an end after nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of volunteer work. The last two kaka chicks were banded early April, and are expected to fledge soon. More >>

ZEALANDIA Celebrates 100,000th Visitor

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 1:09 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – When Kathryn Jones walked into Zealandia this morning she had no idea that the staff would be celebrating her arrival. As the 100,000th visitor since July 2015, Zealandia CEO Paul Atkins congratulated her with a free private ... More >>

Hawkes Bay Sanctuary to get ZEALANDIA Kākā

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:19 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – This month ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary will be transferring up to 10 juvenile kākā to Cape Sanctuary in order to help another population of these endemic parrots become established. The delicate task of capturing the juvenile parrots began ... More >>

Rare Skinks Released at ZEALANDIA

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 5:00 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Wellington's newest reptilian residents settled down into their new home at ZEALANDIA today, as 45 rare spotted skinks were transferred from Matiu/Somes Island. More >>

ZEALANDIA Teams up with Switched On Bikes

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:18 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - ZEALANDIA have teamed up with electric bike hire and tour start-up Switched on Bikes to offer a sustainable alternative for visitors and locals to get to Wellington's most popular nature experience. More >>

Survey Marks 10 Years of Tuatara on the Mainland

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10:26 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Ten years after tuatara were released at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary they're being handled again, this time to check the overall size and health of the population. More >>

New foundation launches to protect New Zealand’s rare specie

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:46 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - New Zealand’s most vulnerable native species have a new protector, with the launch today of the Endangered Species Foundation. More >>

NZ First for Wellington Café

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 4:01 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - ZEALANDIA’s Rata café has become the first café in the country to earn all 12 Conscious Consumers badges. Conscious Consumers badges act as independent endorsements for the hospitality industry, accrediting businesses in areas such as ... More >>

ZEALANDIA is Going Green(er)

Friday, 16 October 2015, 3:31 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - ZEALANDIA has proven itself as a leader in conservation, and now it’s turning it’s eye to sustainable business as well. The Wellington sanctuary was awarded its carboNZero certification last night, to join other recent endorsements ... More >>


Thursday, 15 October 2015, 3:39 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - The Board of the Karori Sanctuary Trust (Zealandia) announced today that Paul Atkins has been appointed as Zealandia’s new Chief Executive. He will be taking up the role in mid November. More >>

ZEALANDIA Hosting Fenced Sanctuaries Summit

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 9:03 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ –– This week ZEALANDIA will be hosting a fenced sanctuaries conference, bringing together the leaders of seven of New Zealand’s fenced sanctuaries along with Department of Conservation representatives. Minister of Conservation, Hon. Maggie ... More >>

National Spokesbird Arriving in Wellington

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:08 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – New Zealand’s National Spokesbird for Conservation, Sirocco Kākāpō arrives in the capital next week ahead of his six-week stint at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary. Sirocco was hand-raised as a chick after respiratory complications, ... More >>

ZEALANDIA Celebrates 20 Years

Monday, 29 June 2015, 1:53 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Wellington’s local wildlife safe-haven ZEALANDIA turns 20 this weekend, and will be celebrating with free entry to anyone younger than the sanctuary. ZEALANDIA has achieved many conservation milestones over the last 20 years, including ... More >>

Skating to Support Native Wildlife

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:25 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – This Saturday Paradice Ice Skating will be opening their doors on the Wellington waterfront and to celebrate, they’re donating $1 for every skater that comes through during the weekend to ZEALANDIA Sanctuary in Karori. It’s the ... More >>

School Group First to Explore Restricted Forest

Friday, 29 May 2015, 4:21 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Earlier this week 170 lucky students at Wainuiomata Primary School were lucky enough to be the first-ever school group to visit the restricted Wainuiomata Water Collection Area. The area, generally closed to the public, is host to some ... More >>

500th Kākāriki Banded!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:05 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – In just five years, kākāriki translocated to ZEALANDIA have reached the milestone 500th banding. Kākāriki are banded with small rings on their legs that give a unique colour combination for research and monitoring purposes. More >>

20 Years of People Power

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 2:11 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Wellington may now have it’s own world-class urban eco-sanctuary enabling the dispersal of native wildlife throughout the city, but this wasn’t always the case. According to sanctuary founder Jim Lynch, back in the early nineties ... More >>



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