Written by : Izzy Thomson-Chalmers and Grace Khenglot The Waiwhetu Stream would never have got to what it is now unless it had Naenae Nature Trust, Mountains To Sea and the Rata Street School Enviro group to help it. This stream went from almost nothing to a large metropolis for bugs, fishes, eels and insects. […]
My neighbour Mrs. Hill gave me a bucket of tadpoles. The tadpoles were like 3 cm fat. I had been waiting a little while but they came. We set up a black tub with part of an old rabbit cage on top so the cats couldn’t get in. I went to the farm to get […]
We went to Zealandia. When we got there the water in the lower dam was only 4 or 5 meters deep. They are emptying it because of the perch (kokopu). Perch are not a New Zealand species of fish and they are eating the very tiny animals which were supposed to be eating the algae, […]
Record yourself singing a line of our “12 Fish of Christmas” carol, and you could feature in our special Christmas social media activity! Post your video on YouTube and send a link to it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November. Make sure to get permission from your caregivers to take part. We will share videos via […]
Manawanui Brownies have created this amazing video as part of KCC New Normal Project! They don’t want permanent warning signs to be the “New Normal” at Cox’s Bay, so they are gaining knowledge, and taking action where they can to help improve water quality. Where they live is an old area of Auckland, and it’s […]
By Sam, 10 years, South Head These are my apple snails. They grow as big as an apple. They clean the side of the tank. They have a long snorkel that they stick up to breathe, then if they float to the top, they let the bubbles out and they sink.
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!
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 […]