We had some wonderful stories, photos and videos from some very passionate people who love Aotearoa and want to help save its wildlife and wild places – tino pai!. This story is from 7 year old Ina, one of our runners up. My name is Ina and I am 7 years old. I am lucky […]
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Exploring the forest is a lot of fun for this group of kids from Paihia, but it’s the work they are doing to protect the local bird life that’s really exciting. Ngahere Toa was set up by Forest and Bird members, Stella and Brad at Bay Bush Action and most of the kids are already good buddies especially as many are […]
Three hundred school children waving their arms around and squawking like seabirds is an impressive (and noisy) sight! That’s just what happens when Hiwi the Kiwi visits primary schools around New Zealand to teach children about protecting seabirds and our marine environment. The “Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing” show by Mark and Chrissy de Lacy […]
Nur was one of our first KCC reporters. Her story, ‘My Favourite Place‘ was written after Nur read, ‘Our Favourite Place’ in our Winter issue of Wild Things back in 2015. Now 15, and like many teens, Nur knows how important nature is for her own well being and happiness, especially when tackling everything that school and teen-life has […]
In winter birds find it hard to find enough food and use a lot of energy trying to stay warm. You can help them out by setting up a bird cafe in your garden over winter. Our native birds like to eat different things – some prefer fruit, others prefer insects. Make a menu to please […]
Nicki Harvey looks at the double-life of the brushtail possum. Kiwis and Aussies view their possums in quite different ways. The attitude of Australians to possums can be seen in that ‘getting up close and personal’ with brush-tailed possums is a popular option for visitors to the huge Australia Zoo, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Asian visitors […]
Eight year old KCC member Oscar tells us about his close up encounters with some pretty unique wildlife.
12 year old Lil Cosslett from Wellington writes about helping to protect a patch of bush from goats by building a big, tall fence. My dad Chris, belongs to the Wellington Natural heritage Trust and he is one of the volunteers that looks after a special area of land next door to Zealandia, in South […]
This year our beech trees are dropping all of their seeds again. Why? Tawai or beech trees do a thing called “masting” to help them survive. Masting usually happens every 4 years or so, when the beech trees produce HEAPS more seeds than usual. It’s a good strategy because most of the beech seeds usually get […]
KCC member Thomas Grayson gives us his account of a very memorable KCC event. South Auckland KCC’s kokako walk commenced on the chilly morning of the twenty-first of February, deep within the Hunua Ranges, Auckland’s largest regional park. The KCC group was brimming with excitement because we were going to see one of New Zealand’s […]