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Zealandia - Latest News [Page 1]

Tuatara Siblings Move To Wellington Zoo As Zealandia Ecosanctuary's Wild Population Flourishes

Friday, 1 December 2023, 10:03 am | Zealandia

Two captive tuatara, who have called Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne (Zealandia) home for the past decade, have found a new home at Wellington Zoo. Staff from Zealandia and Wellington Zoo, and representatives of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, ... More >>

World-leading Ecosanctuary Zealandia Takes Top Prize At NZ Tourism Awards

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:28 am | Zealandia

Wellington’s ecosanctuary Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne has been named the top tourism operation in Aotearoa New Zealand as winner of the prestigious Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. <img src="" ... More >>

Wellington’s Population Of Threatened Native Bird (takahē) Doubles

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 11:43 am | Zealandia

The Wellington city population of a rare native bird has doubled this week, with Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne welcoming a new pair of takahē on 28 August 2023. <img src="" ... More >>

Local Environmental Restoration Project Gets Global Support: Zealandia Te Māra A Tāne Teams Up With GHD

Monday, 28 November 2022, 10:30 am | Zealandia

Project to restore ecologically significant Wellington waterway gets global backing A project to protect and restore one of Wellington’s most precious waterways, the Kaiwharawhara catchment, is receiving a boost in support from an internationally ... More >>

Management Of Controversial Native Plant Up For Debate At Zealandia Wānanga

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 11:53 am | Zealandia

Wellington –16 August 2022: Weed, poison or native taonga? Native species experts are gathering this week to learn about and debate on the future efforts to protect a large native tree - the karaka or kōpi. Karaka or kōpi ( Corynocarpus laevigatus ... More >>

Two Icons Of Wellington Meet For Something Sweet!

Friday, 3 June 2022, 6:48 pm | Zealandia

Launched today, Kiwifruit & Kawakawa is the latest exclusive syrup flavour by Six Barrel Soda in collaboration with Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne. The limited-edition flavour is a nod to the kiwi that roam Zealandia and the rich plant life regenerating ... More >>

Rare And Threatened Species Put At Risk By Vandalism Of Zealandia’s Fence

Monday, 5 October 2020, 12:20 pm | Zealandia

A deliberately cut hole was discovered in the ZEALANDIA predator exclusion fence yesterday by a local community member. The hole had been cut using what appears to be a power tool. Police have been notified. “It is extremely upsetting and disappointing ... More >>

Zealandia Launches Fundraising Campaign To Support Conservation Work

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:46 pm | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA has today launched a Givealittle campaign to support its crucial conservation work during the COVID-19 response. “For almost 25 years, we’ve been working to bring the birds back to Wellington, and we need your help to keep it that way,” ... More >>

New Research Shows Wellbeing Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:28 pm | Zealandia

Spending time in nature helps people feel better, and becoming involved in a local trapping group can give your health an even bigger boost, new research from Zealandia’s Centre for People and Nature shows. “From our survey of 1200 Wellington city residents, ... More >>

ZEALANDIA a Finalist in 2020 Community of the Year

Monday, 27 January 2020, 10:10 am | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA is honoured to be one of the finalists in the Mitre 10 Community of the Year category in the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2020. More >>

Tītipounamu chicks hatched at ZEALANDIA

Friday, 25 October 2019, 10:59 am | Zealandia

Tītipounamu chicks have hatched at ZEALANDIA, a great start for the hopeful establishment of a viable population of Aotearoa’s smallest native bird in Wellington. More >>

Injured tuatara returned to ZEALANDIA after treatment

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 4:28 pm | Zealandia

A tuatara with an amputated tail has today been released back to its home at ZEALANDIA after treatment and recovery at The Nest Te Kōhanga, Wellington Zoo’s native wildlife and animal hospital. More >>

Conservation Week activities at ZEALANDIA for curious minds

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 10:21 am | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA is leading a week of free activities for curious minds of all ages for the 50th anniversary of Conservation Week in New Zealand. From 15-21 September the Wellington ecosanctuary will be hosting everything from puppetry and seminars to ... More >>

ZEALANDIA Named One of TIME's 100 Greatest Places of 2019

Friday, 23 August 2019, 3:28 pm | Zealandia

ZEALANDIA has today been named one of the “greatest places” on earth, according to Time Magazine’s World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019. More >>

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 >>





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