This resource from the Greater Wellington Regional Council is super helpful if you are taking up our Waste Minimisation Challenge!
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Beaked whales are the largest family of whales after dolphins, yet little is known about them. They’re seldom seen at sea, and some species are known only from skeletal remains found on beaches. 13 species are recorded from New Zealand. The “world’s rarest whale” – or at least the least known whale the spade-toothed whale […]
Watch the Flight Plastic Plant in Lower Hutt in action! This is the first PET Wash Plant in New Zealand.
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.
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 […]