By Katherine (age 12) from Christchurch The hardest thing about visiting New Zealand is deciding what to do first. New Zealand consistently tops the list as being a tourist mecca. From our stunning natural geysers to the finest bush walks the world has to offer, New Zealand has something for everyone. So how do we […]
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By NatureWatch NZ Back in April, NatureWatchNZ brought you the sad news that myrtle rust had been found in Northland, and we asked the community to keep an eye out for it. We now have a new weapon in the fight against the plant disease myrtle rust, currently threatening a number of New Zealand’s native […]
KCC YOUTH REPORT by Nixon The pāua was twisting on a rock above the tide. We were at Ward Beach, in the aftermath of a Spring storm, 2017. This poor creature was fighting for its life, once again. A humongous thrust on a moonlit night caused the locals in the south-east of New Zealand lives […]
Hi, I’m Betty, and I’m eight years old. I want to help save New Zealand native birds, so me and my friend went fundraising. We were going to Waiake to fundraise, but went to Brown’s Bay beach instead! These are some photos of our fundraising. On the left is me, and on the right is Taya.
This blog provides feedback on entries to our penguin box design challenge in issue 135 (winter 2017) of Wild Things magazine. Penguin boxes are a useful bit of kit for those working to support kororā (little blue penguins) in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are often preferred over natural nests during their important breeding and moulting […]
Rototuna Primary School made a human bar graph to show their preferences for Bird of the Year 2017! Look’s like kiwi have some firm support in the Waikato!
By Eunie from Rototuna Primary School Did you know that there are less than 160 kākāpō in New Zealand? That’s why you MUST vote for the kākāpō. Kākāpō are endangered. Stoats and rats have invaded Stewart island, Maud Island, Anchor Island, and Codfish Island. People may not know this but stoats actually kill adult kākāpō. […]
By Helen from Rototuna Primary School Do you know which bird to vote for in Bird of the Year? The answer is simple – vote kākāpō! Kākāpōs are in serious danger! Rats are destroying their nests, eating their eggs and chicks. But wait, there’s more – stoats are hunting grown kākāpō! In 1930, kākāpōs disappeared […]
By Ryan from Rototuna Primary School Vote for the intelligent kiwi and the NZ bird.It’s a amazing bird so please vote for it. Did you know the kiwi is a native bird to NZ? That is why it is special. Appearance The kiwi is black and brown, and camouflages well in its surroundings. A kiwi […]
By Alex from Rototuna Primary School Do you know the kiwi is a native bird to New Zealand? It’s survival is in our hands! Appearance Kiwi have tiny wings, which causes their inability to fly. Most birds have tails but this one doesn’t. Kiwi’s legs are giant and strong for kicking preadators and running away. […]