Archives For Wellington/Kapiti

Winter was an exciting time for whale watchers in Wellington, and a busy time for DOC.

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Friends of Mana Island are celebrating 20 years of restoration work this year. Today we would like to tip our hat to our long-term partners for their immense hard work and dedication to restoring Mana Island.

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Very few people have had the privilege of camping overnight on Wellington’s second largest harbour island – Mākaro/Ward island. In fact, it is usually prohibited to camp on this Scientific Reserve but recently two of our contractors spent time on the isolated rock in a bid to rid it of invasive weeds. Kapiti Wellington Biodiversity Ranger Emma Rowell shares their story.

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Wellington harbour has been getting lots of attention lately thanks to a visit from a southern right whale. With so many questions being asked our Marine Species Support Officer Hannah Hendriks gives us the scoop on deciphering whale behaviour.

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Kāpiti Island’s restored ‘Kiwi Caravan’, historically used for work on little spotted kiwi, now features a stunning large scale mural. Today we reflect on the history of this important asset for kiwi conservation.

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Dedicated members of the Parawai Tramping Club came to the rescue last month with a working bee to clean down and paint Parawai Lodge in Tararua Forest Park.

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To get people talking about unique native species, we took a camera out around Wellington and asked people to say a few twisty names for us.

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