Archives For Wellington

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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Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and NEXT Foundation have joined forces, inspired by the Government’s Predator Free 2050 vision, to work towards a pest free city.

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Today’s photo is of the threatened Wellington green gecko, which is only found in the southern half of the North Island.

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DOC’s summer interns recently embarked on a two-day adventure to learn about the conservation efforts on Matiu/Somes Island.

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Don Herron, Visitor Centre Ranger shares his experience of biking past Wellington gems on his way to work.

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To mark Wellington’s 150 year celebration as our capital city DOC will be celebrating at the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.

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