Wharariki Beach is located in Golden Bay, about half an hour from Collingwood. To get there, you have to driver for a while, until you get to a big car park. Once you have parked the car and gotten out, you walk over a stile into a vast, dry expanse of sheep pasture. To go […]
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Asks Amy Robinson We breathe oxygen from the air with our lungs. An earthworm breathes oxygen by absorbing it through its moist skin. It likes damp soil, but if the rain is very heavy, the oxygen in the water-logged soil may run out. Then the worm has to come up into the air to breathe. […]
A special group of people look after the last 125-or-so kākāpō left on Earth – working round the clock to save the species from extinction. Kākāpō were almost wiped out by introduced predators. Now they live wild on only two offshore islands: Whenua Hou (Codfish Island) and Puke Nui (Anchor Island). The Kākāpō Recovery team […]
Nine year old Lottie Clarke, a KCC member from Tauranga discovered she had quite a fondness for weka after a trip to Able Tasman. It was here that she shamelessly fed scroggin to a cheeky pair who hung around one of the huts. Lottie was then very excited when she found out that Forest and […]
So what’s new? A study just out from Otago University has shown that our NZ sea lions are in need of more protection especially our new mums and mums to be. What is one of their biggest threats? One of the sea lion’s favourite food is squid and if they are swimming around our squid […]
So what’s it like being a KCC member on the North Shore? Well for starters you get to meet some rather interesting locals, all thanks to Manuela, her army of helpers from the Herpetological Society and our wonderful KCC co-ordinators. Back in June KCC kids got the chance to experience some of our native geckos and […]
Dogs can be a threat to New Zealand wildlife and can cause a lot of harm to our precious environment, but there are some “SUPER DOGS” that are helping to save it. Joanna Sim’s two dogs, Maddi (8yr, Labrador) and Rua (2yr, Labrador cross), use their amazing noses to find birds like pāteke, a variety of […]
Here at KCC we love getting letters, drawings and pictures with a “What’s this?” question attached. The latest one is from KCC member Emily Price. She wanted to know what the creature on her hand was. Thankfully it wasn’t a hand eating insect but it was a mate eating one! Here in New Zealand we […]