Ten year old Megh discovered lots about her local area when her class went out exploring a nearby storm water pond. Here is what she found out. We went to see a storm water pond to carry out water testing today. I was really excited. My mum was one of the parent helpers for the […]
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One sunny Sunday mum went outside, there was a skink!! A skink is a little lizard with a spotty pattern on its back. It sidled inside. We sneaked after it but unfortunately it zipped behind the TV. Mum shouted at the top of her voice, “Don’t turn on the TV!” Mum collected two containers and […]
A new interactive book app recreates what they might have sounded like. 12 Huia Birds, a new interactive book and activity app, tells the story of the huia. The unusual appearance of the bird along with their beautiful song and their trusting nature is what made them so special and appealing. They were said to have had the […]
A night of bat detecting and bush walking by Kiwi Conservation Club Waitakere was a huge success according to Lucas Glamuzina, age 8, who has now declared himself a dedicated bat fan. “Last week’s bat walk was really cool. I now really love bats. I was amazed when we heard and saw the bats flying.” […]
Asking good questions is one of the most important things you can do. Good questions can make you – and others around you – look at things in new ways, get inspired to investigate new things, and come up with new ideas. There are loads of questions we can ask to help us figure out […]
KCC member Finn has a pretty amazing back yard. Read his report on who came to visit. In January I helped welcome 100 Fairy Prion chicks to Mana Island. As part of my learning at home, I went up to the southern end of the island with my Dad (Jeff Hall) who is the ranger […]
It’s a big responsibility looking after our oceans. Did you know we have an area of water more than fifteen times the size of New Zealand’s land mass in our care? And that includes all the marine life within it! Our Marine Reserves Act has a set of rules that help us to manage some of our ocean biodiversity. Marine reserves […]
Popoto – Māui’s dolphins – face new threats all the time. Maria Gill has the latest. New Zealand’s Government has brought in rules to restrict deadly fishing practices along parts of the North Island’s west coast, where popoto live. They’ve also made an area – from Maunganui Bluff to Taranaki’s Oakura Beach – a marine […]
KCC member, Stephen Clarke talks about one of his favourite and most recent trips with Kapiti KCC. In November, KCC Wellington region had a trip to the Kapiti Coast to meet archaeologist Mary O’Keefe. First she gave us a talk about what she does and then we went to the beach to practice archaeology skills. […]
From a fear of spiders to a career in them. Arachnologist, Fiona Cross talks to us about working with these fascinating little critters. When I grew up, I knew that I wanted to be a Zoologist (a scientist who studies animal biology), but I never thought I’d ever work with spiders! I used to be […]