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Zealandia Calendar Competition

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 5:19 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Your photo could be on the front page of the 2010 ZEALANDIA calendar - helping to raise much-needed funds for Karori Sanctuary Trust! The team at Karori Sanctuary Trust are looking for a winning shot taken here in our world-first wildlife safe ... More >>

Take A Walk In The Dark For Earth Hour

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 9:45 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Staff at Wellington's award-winning wildlife sanctuary are inviting people to take a 'walk in the dark' with them on Saturday 28 March as part of Wellington's Earth Hour celebrations. More >>

Bizarre breeding behaviours

Thursday, 5 February 2009, 4:15 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

For hihi, it’s all over in a matter of minutes, but tuatara take their time. More >>

‘Living fossil’ nesting on the mainland

Friday, 31 October 2008, 4:36 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Conservation staff at Wellington’s world-first Karori Sanctuary have found what is almost certainly the first confirmed tuatara nest on mainland New Zealand in over 200 years. The discovery came during routine maintenance work near the Sanctuary’s ... More >>

Sanctuary celebrates award win

Wednesday, 6 August 2008, 10:45 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Multi award-winning Karori Sanctuary has added another prestigious accolade to its collection, winning the 2008 TIANZ Conservation in Action Award. More >>

Mayor, tourism chiefs to launch visitor attraction

Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 9:31 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellington’s tourism community will be out in force today to celebrate the unveiling of detailed plans for the capital’s newest attraction – the state-of-the-art visitor & education centre at Karori Sanctuary. More >>

World-first sanctuary celebrates Environment Day

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 11:38 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

To celebrate Wellington hosting this year’s World Environment Day the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, will be given a special tour of the capital’s groundbreaking conservation project - ... More >>

PM to turn soil at groundbreaking Sanctuary

Monday, 19 May 2008, 11:21 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Prime Minister Helen Clark will give her blessing to a new national conservation education and eco-tourism facility on Tuesday, when she takes part in a soil turning ceremony marking the start of work on the long-awaited Visitor & Education Centre ... More >>

Mum gets into Karori Sanctuary for FREE on 11 May

Friday, 2 May 2008, 10:35 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Kids of all ages, bring your mum along to the Sanctuary on Mothers' Day and she can come in for FREE! Entry for you costs $5 if you're aged 5 - 16, and $12 if you're simply a kid at heart. More >>

Sanctuary Takes To The Streets

Saturday, 29 March 2008, 2:53 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Around 150 volunteers from Karori Sanctuary will be taking to the streets on Tuesday 8 April to raise money for ongoing conservation and ecological restoration work at the world-first fenced urban wildlife project. It costs over $2 million a year to ... More >>

NIWA helps Sanctuary in the great perch search

Monday, 17 March 2008, 5:28 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Scientists from NIWA will be using state-of-the-art echosounder technology to get to the bottom of a perch problem that has been plaguing Wellington's conservation safe haven, Karori Sanctuary. More >>

Poetry Day at Karori Sanctuary Sunday 3 February

Friday, 25 January 2008, 4:08 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

On Sunday 3 February Karori Sanctuary is offering visitors the chance to enjoy an afternoon of poetry and prose readings from acclaimed writers with a passion for the land Participating writers include: More >>

Return of the native

Thursday, 24 January 2008, 1:58 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

An elusive Wellingtonian has made a surprise re-appearance after an absence of nearly 30 years. More >>

Troublesome tui

Monday, 7 January 2008, 11:53 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

While residents of Christchurch and Auckland are lying awake at night listening to the boy racers tearing up the tarseal, they might want to spare a thought for the poor Wellingtonians, who are suffering from an altogether different disturbance this ... More >>

Putting the FUN into fundraising

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 1:46 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Karori Sanctuary is giving people two great opportunities to toast the return of rare native wildlife to Wellington this summer! More >>

Karori Sanctuary Events Calendar November/December

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 9:45 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Please let your readers/listeners/viewers know about these great educational and fundraising events at Wellington's world-first wildlife sanctuary: More >>

Karori Sanctuary Spring Events Calendar

Friday, 14 September 2007, 2:28 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Sanctuary events are a fun way to find out about New Zealand’s native wildlife. Just five minutes drive or a short bus ride from central Wellington, Karori Sanctuary is a great place to learn & explore our natural world together as a family. Check ... More >>

Badly-behaved bachelors get new mates

Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 5:33 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Conservation staff at Wellington’s Karori Sanctuary are hoping that a new conscription of female bellbirds from Kapiti Island will help to restore peace to paradise. More >>

Kaka To Be Released Into Karori Sanctuary

Friday, 8 June 2007, 3:00 pm | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellington's kaka population is set to be three birds better off from Monday 11 June, when kaka chicks bred at Wellington Zoo are released at Karori Sanctuary. More >>

Wildlife Sanctuary presents: Travelling Tuataras

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 12:33 am | Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

All the way from Rotoehu with their pink trunk and rainbow-coloured suitcase full of storytelling magic, the Travelling Tuataras are legendary funmakers and performers who have enchanted thousands of children (and the young at heart!) with their unique ... More >>