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Local woman saves adventurous tuatara

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 4:46 pm | Zealandia

Lorna Borrett was startled to find the tuatara while walking her dog Dobby. She wasn’t sure what it was and phoned her partner Jacob Rosevear. ”I only knew of tuatara through the brand of beer, which Jacob drinks.” More >>

Juvenile tuatara to come of age at Zealandia

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 11:42 am | Zealandia

It's Tuatara February at Zealandia. To celebrate, five juvenile tuatara will be released into the sanctuary this Thursday when they are returned from Victoria University of Wellington’s captive incubation programme. “In the wild, eggs hatch after ... More >>

Tuatara ambassadors are ready for the spotlight

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 4:18 pm | Zealandia

The tuatara is an ancient reptile with three eyes and no penis. Its ancestors once walked with dinosaurs and it is often called a “living fossil”. We call it a “living treasure”. These strange features are just a few reasons why Zealandia ... More >>

Little Spotted Kiwi Chick is Returned to Zealandia

Saturday, 7 December 2013, 11:45 am | Zealandia

The rehabilitated kiwi is released in the Zealandia sanctuary. Photo by Kimberley Collins. High Res. Saturday 6 December 2013 A little spotted kiwi has been re-released into the Zealandia eco-sanctuary after its successful rehabilitation at Wellington ... More >>

Lead Roofing is Bittersweet for Urban Kākā

Monday, 2 December 2013, 10:02 am | Zealandia

Zealandia is working with Massey University and Wellington Zoo to investigate a recent increase in cases of lead poisoning in urban kākā populations around Wellington. More >>

Quietly spoken local stitches up Aussie Conservation Award

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5:08 pm | Zealandia

New Zealand’s Hihi or Stitchbird Recovery Group has won the prestigious conservation Practitioner Award for 2013. More >>

Taking the birdsong beyond Wellington

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 6:25 pm | Zealandia

The 500th kākā to be banded at Zealandia will receive its 2013 blue leg band on Wednesday 20th of November. This milestone is reached just 11 years after the founding population of 6 captive-reared birds were released in the sanctuary. Just preceeding ... More >>

Strong response to the call to take a new look at Zealandia

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 7:06 pm | Zealandia

A strong response to the call to take a fresh look at Zealandia In the first 2 weeks since Zealandia’s revised price structure took effect, there has been a strong response from Wellingtonians. More >>

Zealandia's lower price structure and enhanced experience

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 3:44 pm | Zealandia

Zealandia’s latest enhancements and revised price structure, available from tomorrow, 18th October 2013, have been designed so that a greater number of Wellingtonians can visit the eco-sanctuary, and benefit from the unique opportunity to engage with ... More >>

Rare chance to see threatened pied shag chicks, up close

Monday, 7 October 2013, 3:18 pm | Zealandia

Never before seen so close at Zealandia, two threatened pied shag pairs have nested near the public path and are raising chicks a mere three metres from entranced visitors. Previous nests have been across the lake or hidden by bush. More >>

Zealandia appoints new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 7:26 pm | Zealandia

Prominent Wellingtonian Hilary Beaton is welcomed today to Zealandia by the Karori Sanctuary Trust Board. Ms Beaton has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive, which she will take up in late October. More >>

A 30 year wait to see kākāpō up close

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 1:12 pm | Zealandia

It was back in the mid ‘70s when Richard Gray, now a Conservation Officer at Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary), travelled to Fiordland with Don Merton to study the last mainland population of kākāpō. More >>

Sirocco escort will turn others green

Friday, 7 June 2013, 12:51 pm | Zealandia

He’s big, handsome and one of only 124. Sirocco, the rock-star kākāpō ‘Spokesbird for Conservation’, has enough charm to win over the hearts of young and old alike and he’s making a return to Wellington for 6 weeks from 22 July. More >>

More freshwater advocacy at Zealandia thanks to Trust

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 5:19 pm | Zealandia

With the support of Wellington Community Trust, Zealandia can now further plans to raise the profile of native freshwater species with sanctuary visitors. The $8,000 grant will go to completing an engineering and feasibility study for an enhanced ... More >>

Recovery of native fish in Zealandia

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 5:08 pm | Zealandia

Another step on the way to restoring Wellington’s Zealandia, as closely as possible, to its pre-human state has been achieved with the eradication of introduced fish from its upper waterways. More >>

Tuatara beer and food match evening

Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 7:10 pm | Zealandia

This popular annual event, now its third year, has an extra special treat -Tuatara Breweries launch their new “Tuatara Tripel”, a Belgian beer, just the day before so book now to taste this and six other tasty Tuatara beers matched beautifully with ... More >>

Storytelling, Tuatara Month and more

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 11:42 am | Zealandia

Not your average storytelling! Just Giraffe incorporate puppets and props to regale children 3 – 8 yrs with an eclectic collection of tales from near and far, old and new. More >>

New interim CEO for Zealandia, Natasha Petkovic-Jeremic

Friday, 21 December 2012, 4:08 pm | Zealandia

Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary) welcomes new interim Chief Executive Natasha Petkovic-Jeremic, who begins a six month position at the sanctuary from January, taking on the reigns from outgoing CE Nancy McIntosh-Ward. More >>

More young Maud Island frogs pop up in Zealandia

Friday, 7 December 2012, 4:44 pm | Zealandia

A Victoria University postgraduate student studying Maud Island frogs in the Zealandia eco-sanctuary has made an interesting discovery. More >>

CEO steps down after 18 years with sanctuary

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 6:10 pm | Zealandia

Zealandia and Karori Sanctuary Trust Chief Executive, Nancy McIntosh-Ward, announced that she is stepping down at the end of the year. More >>