In issue 135 of Wild Things, we are asking you to put on your problem solving hat and share your ideas to help Places for Penguins and Te Papa with their penguin conservation work. This video shows how Te Papa went through the design process.
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Ever wondered why there are more penguins found in the South of New Zealand? One explanation comes from the legend of Kupe, and his journeys around Aotearoa: Kupe, a great chief, and his companions were first to discover the islands of Aotearoa a thousand years ago. They came in pursuit of the great octopus – Te […]
MAD is a youth leadership programme for the environmentally minded, and run through Auckland Council. In this video MAD members team up with the Thomas family, and Sustainable Coastlines, to build penguin boxes that will serve as homes for penguins nesting on Aotea | Great Barrier Island. Film by Michael Jessup. Charlotte and her friends place the […]
Our family organised a roadside clean up. We worked along a 5 km stretch of rural road, and got all the rubbish picked up on both sides. We felt lucky to have 8 other locals helping us too. From the McNamara family
A story by Hannah (age 10) from KCC Hastings-Havelock North At Easter camp on Friday I met up with my friend Hannah. At 7.30 pm everyone met in the dining room and Linda and Chris said what we will be doing for the weekend. We had a delicious lasagne for dinner, it was fabulous. Aunty Lyn, Kazu […]
This video comes from Making With Purpose. Help protect the birds in your backyard and neighbourhood with this easy project. You’ll need two pieces of bright fabric (about 25cm by 25 cm), scissors, a side dish (diameter about 19cm), small lid (diameter about 7.5cm), a marker/ pen, needle and thread.
By Lulu (age 10) from Seatoun School. Take the Lead too with Wild Eyes mission #23 (coming soon) – www.wildeyes.co.nz On the 19th of May some Year 6 students at Seatoun School took on the Take the Lead Challenge with KCC and Wild Eyes. The Take the Lead challenge was all about trying to help […]
Sophie from Working Waters Trust lead KCC North Canterbury on a great kōwaro (mudfish) experience in May 2017. Here we are emptying a trap and discovering the last of the 39 (!!) native fish we found in the short time we were there. Thank you Kevin Ackerley for sharing this great footage! Here are some […]