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Threatened Species Ambassadors meet at ZEALANDIA

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 1:00 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Australian Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews met New Zealand's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki this morning at Wellington's Zealandia Ecosanctuary. It's the first visit to New Zealand by Andrews in his capacity ... More >>

800th kaka banded at ZEALANDIA

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 5:03 pm | Zealandia

Volunteer kaka bander Linton Miller bands kaka nestling “W-YG”, the 800th kaka to be banded by ZEALANDIA, held steady by volunteer kaka monitor Bill Beale. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Ridder More >>

Living with Nature: ZEALANDIA's second generation strategy

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:33 am | Zealandia

Many thanks to those who were able to attend this morning’s launch of Living with Nature: Tiaki Taiao, Tiaki Tangata; our strategy for 2016-2035. More >>

ZEALANDIA Bringing Rifleman to Wellington

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:28 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ –– Zealandia Ecosanctuary in Wellinton has announced plans to bring New Zealand's smallest bird to the capital city. The project will see around 80 rifleman / titiponamu transferred into the predator-free sanctuary in March 2017, ... More >>

$2 Entry to Celebrate Conservation

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 2:00 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – This Sunday ZEALANDIA is offering $2 entry into the Wellington Ecosanctuary as part of national Conservation Week. More >>

Electric Vehicle Charging at Zealandia

Monday, 8 August 2016, 12:43 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia is charging ahead with sustainability goals after launching electric vehicle and bike charging facilities this morning. More >>

Zealandia Partners with Victoria University

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 11:24 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University of Wellington this morning in a ceremony attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. More >>

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 >>



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