An extension from the article in Wild Things issue 135 (winter 2017) by Dr. Daniel Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Zoology at Massey University. Giant fossil penguin bones have been found in several places in New Zealand and also overseas in Antarctica and South America. The key to finding giant penguin fossils is to look in the […]
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This is Anania’s full book review. The first paragraph is also printed in Wild Things issue 135 (winter). [This book]… helps teach us to look after our water and the creatures that live in and on it. If we take one thing out of the nature web it affects the rest. I think it was very good at letting you know […]
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.
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.