Zealandia - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

ZEALANDIA Hosting Fenced Sanctuaries Summit

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 9:03 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ –– This week ZEALANDIA will be hosting a fenced sanctuaries conference, bringing together the leaders of seven of New Zealand’s fenced sanctuaries along with Department of Conservation representatives. Minister of Conservation, Hon. Maggie ... More >>

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 >>