By Leeschen from Rototuna Primary School Did you know there is a Bird of the Year competition? I think the kea should be Bird of the Year, here are some reasons why: Kea are endangered birds. Rats and stoats eat kea eggs, and if they eat all the kea eggs, we will soon lose most […]
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By Dan (age 11) For the holidays, me, my three sisters, grandparents, my step mum, and my dad were going to Cape Reinga from Auckland. We got there via Whangarei Heads when we got to the bach we were staying at. We decided to go to the light house, and Ninety Mile Beach the next day. We drove […]
Isabella (age 8) has made this video all about the exhibition being run by her Forest & Bird branch, Hibiscus Coast. It runs until 29 October 2017, along with a series of Walk and Talk events. Isabella wrote, presented and edited the video! Great to see our young conservationists helping to promote their branches!
By Drew (age 8) As I trekked up the hill, I listen intently for the bird calls. When I stepped inside the bush the leaves start rustling. The bird calls twist round our ears. Tuīs, grey warblers and riflemen. The healing plant shivered in Kate, our leader’s hand. She explained it was a kawakawa. As […]
This video supports an article ‘Getting sucked dry’ in Wild Things issue 136 (Spring | Kōanga 2017):
Sofia (age 9) designed this page for KCC because she thinks water conservation (using water more wisely) is pretty important. She has come up with 3 ways that we can all save water – try them out! She has also made a pretty awesome word find puzzle too!
Here are two different ways to make a magnifying glass using water!
Golden Bay KCC ventured out on a beautiful frosty winter morning (Sunday 16th July) to see the fascinating phenomenon occuring at Tata Beach. The arrival of the spotted shags which arrive at dawn in small groups and gather along the beach (average is about 1500 but on first recording 5000 birds!!!) The shags dive below […]
In the April 2017 school holidays, Alexis (9 years), and her sister Emily (11 years), travelled to Borneo with their mum and dad. They love animals, and wanted to have a wildlife adventure while learning more about threats to this special river habitat, such as deforestation. This is a story Alexis wrote about one evening’s […]
On Sunday the 18th of June 2017 some people from KCC went tree planting near Kawakawa Bay. Why? Because the ground was unstable and splitting apart and the trees needed help to hold the ground together and stop the erosion. We planted Manuka, Kanuka and Flax for 2 hours. After we planted the trees, we […]