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Matariki at Te Māra a Tāne / ZEALANDIA

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:20 am | Zealandia

Celebrate Matariki at ZEALANDIA with family and friends, as we look upwards from our world of Papatūānuku, the earth mother, to explore the realm of Ranginui, the sky father. More >>

$2 Entry to Zealandia & Wellington Zoo

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:25 am | Zealandia

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ZEALANDIA Takahē Chick Named – it’s a boy!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:16 pm | Zealandia

The chick has been given the name Te Āwhiorangi which means ‘the encircler of heaven’. It references a sacred pounamu adze (cutting tool) that is said to be used by the atua (god) Tāne to cut the sinews that bound Ranginui (the sky father) ... More >>

NZ's Smallest Bird Brought Back to Wellington City

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:53 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - New Zealand's smallest bird has flown into Wellington City. ZEALANDIA has translocated a total of 59 tītipounamu (rifleman) into the ecosanctuary from Wainuiomata Mainland Island. More >>

Tītipounamu / Rifleman Coming to ZEALANDIA

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 9:45 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Zealandia is proud to announce that New Zealand's smallest bird is coming to Wellington city. Around 60 tītipounamu / rifleman are being translocated to the sanctuary to establish a wild population from Wainuiomata in mid-March. More >>

Takahē chick gets banded and undergoes health check

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 11:49 am | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA's takahē chick underwent its first health check and received coloured identification leg bands on Monday. More >>

Rt Hon Helen Clark Announced As ZEALANDIA’s New Patron

Friday, 8 February 2019, 10:04 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Wellington ecosanctuary ZEALANDIA today announced the appointment of its new Patron - former Prime Minister and Minister of Conservation, Rt Hon Helen Clark. “I am delighted to become Patron of ZEALANDIA,” Helen Clark said. More >>

1000th Hihi chick hatched at ZEALANDIA

Monday, 4 February 2019, 10:18 am | Zealandia

A Zealandia Ranger has just found the sanctuary’s 1000th hihi chick within a specially designed nest box, reaching yet another milestone in Zealandia’s efforts to restore New Zealand’s native wildlife. More >>

Rare Takahē Chick Hatches at ZEALANDIA

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 11:48 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – A rare takahē chick has hatched at ZEALANDIA, with Rangers at the Wellington wildlife sanctuary doing all they can to improve its chances of survival. More >>

Mammal tracks trigger ZEALANDIA incursion response

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:16 am | Zealandia

Mustelid tracks, likely from a weasel, have been found inside the fence at Wellington’s ecosanctuary ZEALANDIA, triggering an immediate hunt for the unwelcome predator. More >>

ZEALANDIA Announces New Research Centre

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 10:50 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Zealandia Ecosanctuary has today announced the establishment of a research centre to support its ongoing research and field work. The Zealandia Centre for People and Nature will focus on exploring how nature influences our society, ... More >>

Backing the Saddleback

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:44 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - ZEALANDIA Rangers have thrown their support behind tīeke / saddleback in this year's Bird of the Year competition. Run by Forest & Bird, Bird of the Year aims to highlight the plight of our native birds in a fun and engaging way. More >>

Make a difference for dementia this September

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:29 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Thousands of Kiwis will take to the streets from 16-24 September to raise awareness for dementia. In Wellington, walkers will take to the tracks, as they take part in a Memory Walk at ZEALANDIA. More >>

Rare breeding takahē pair coming to Wellington

Monday, 21 August 2017, 2:55 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary has announced that a breeding pair of takahē are planned to be released into the sanctuary next Monday. The pair, named Nio and Orbell, are 14 and 17 years old respectively and currently on Mana Island Scientific ... More >>

New Trustee appointed at ZEALANDIA

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:23 pm | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ – Wellington, NZ – Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages ZEALANDIA, has welcomed Wairarapa resident Pete Monk to the Board as a trustee. Monk brings to the Trust a wide range of skills and experience from his career in the commercial ... More >>

Visions of ZEALANDIA - An art exhibition by Judi Miller

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:38 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Imagine a verdant valley overflowing with native birds and plants because they're protected from introduced predators; an oasis in a modern city; a chance to reconnect with what we've lost - and you get a glimpse of the ZEALANDIA ... More >>

ZEALANDIA wins conservation education award

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:26 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia has taken home a prestigious Green Ribbon Awardin the Leadership in Communication and Education' category. Run by Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation, these national awards ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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