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. […]
By Sally Lashmar, Owhango Alive A few weeks ago I received a text saying that I had a “present” in my garage. This was not unusual, as I am part of the local predator trapping/weed control volunteer group, “Owhango Alive”, in the Central North Island. I had discovered a variety of offerings in the garage (HQ) […]
Families from Marlborough KCC joined local bird expert, Mike Bell, to help band black-backed gull chicks nesting on the Wairau River bed. Video is by Lennox (age 13).
These Kiwi Conservation Club kids have a message for the Government: “We need clean water, and so does nature. Your decisions affect our future.” If you agree with them, share this video. Clean rivers and lakes is about more than swimmability, and the time to act is now. Thank you to Paige, Max, Jasmine, Euan, […]
We had a great response to our ‘Swimmable Waters for All Creatures‘ submission postcard in Issue 133 of Wild Things. With the release of the Clean Water package 2017, it looks like time to take this even further by making a submission to the government. There is a target of 90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040, but… […]
KCC member Esther and her dad spent some time trying out our red cabbage indicator experiment. Here’s how they got on… The purple colour is spectacular! But then the eventual colour of the paper is quite light, so when we were first looking at our water samples we had some doubt about whether or not […]
Johanna Knox tells us what’s wrong with our waterways and what we need to do make them swimmable for all our creatures, including us! When we say ‘freshwater’ we mean inland waters that are not so salty like the sea. That’s lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and also underground water (aquifers). But here in Aotearoa, the […]
When I was 5 our KCC Coordinator Win Parkes took our group to find the source of our drinking water and looked for macro-invertebrates to see how good the water quality was. This year our class at school did Science Fair, and I got through to the regional fair with my project on reintroduction of […]