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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 >>

Brown Trout Eradicated from Karori Reservoir

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 4:02 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Wellington, NZ – Brown trout are now confirmed to be completely removed from the Karori Upper Reservoir and its tributary streams, allowing native fish species and koura (freshwater crayfish) to flourish. The trout, an introduced ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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