Whale riding is part of many Māori stories and traditions. Here is Opiki School students retelling the story of Paikea, a tipuna (ancestor) from Ngāti Porou.
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By Angelica (age 10) from Ashhurst. All I remember is calm water turning into a black swirling sticky mess then nothing. Then when I woke up to find my self in a small red crate in a dark room. There were towels covering the bottom of the crate and it was nice and warm. Then I […]
Kāhu is keen to find ways to help remove plastic from the ocean. It all started with our daily walks on the beach in Summer. Each time we go, we manage to rescue plastic from being dragged back into the ocean. After a storm we find it too easy to fill a supermarket bag with […]
By Julia Sich In many countries wild edible plants are an important part of peoples’ diets. And amazingly some places have festivals celebrating dandelions. For example in Durongo, Colorado, USA on May 1st they have a festival with food, dancing and music all around the theme of dandelions. They make flutes out of the flower […]
By Kezia (age 5) There is fungi all over our garden. It looks weird. We were looking for fungi to cross off that nature-based challenge from the list. It wasn’t very far, and we found some fungi in the veggie garden. Some of it was growing out the sides. The last fungi we found was […]
By Rhiannon (age 13) This report goes supports what is written by Rhiannon in ‘Wild Things’ Issue 140 (Spring 2018). Plastic forks, plastic straws, packaging and especially plastic bags. Plastic is made from oil which is a fossil fuel and one day it will run out. I learned at the conference in June that in 2025 there […]
We have amazing wildlife here in New Zealand, but our wildlife is getting smaller everyday. We aren’t trying hard enough to help our wildlife – animals such as tūī , kiwi, kererū, tuatara and wētā. These animals are endangered and are very rare. The reason is pollution, and we haven’t been recycling so there is […]
A speech by Morgan (age 11) Vomited fur balls Poo in a box Dismembered mice on your carpet They may be the world’s most popular pet, but our furry feline friends have plenty of downsides. Dogs as you know are a man’s best friend, but have you ever wondered why that is? Could it […]
By Frankie (7) and Lucy (5) We started off on a walk in the reserve near our house with our dog Sundae. The creek had been high because of the rain. Mum saw some rubbish and said, “We should pick up some rubbish for our KCC 30-things competition!” and ran home to get some rubbish bags. […]
Manawanui Brownies have created this amazing video as part of KCC New Normal Project! They don’t want permanent warning signs to be the “New Normal” at Cox’s Bay, so they are gaining knowledge, and taking action where they can to help improve water quality. Where they live is an old area of Auckland, and it’s […]