Family life in New Zealand robins – Sound familiar?

Hi Everybody. Nick here. Kevin C. Burns, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University did a wonderful blog on plants a while back for Halo. We loved it so much we asked him for another one please. Kevin said no worries and so this time he shares his knowledge on New Zealand Robins. Thanks KC. Thanks Nick ! Family life in New Zealand robins – Sound familiar? We all know our native birds … Read More

Brilliant Bird Photo Comp Winners

Hey everyone, Ruby here. Down at Halo HQ we had a ball of a time admiring all the fantastic bird snaps we received from you guys. Then came the tricky part, judging. Lucky for us the first of our winners was chosen by you… Andy Newman shot this stunner of a Kotuku sitting on his neighbour’s fence in Petone and … Read More

Show us your Halo!

Hey guys, Ruby here. Thanks for all your stunning snaps of you proudly showing off your Halo stickers. It’s great to get those out there for all to see. It’s because of you guys that we are spreading the word to enhance the Halo. The lucky winners of the five $100 California Garden Centre Vouchers are… Ryan and friends: Sue: … Read More

Talking about the Enhancing the Halo project on Newstalk ZB

Gareth Morgan got some claws out when he launched the ‘Cats To Go’ campaign earlier this year. Now he’s turning his attention to another element of keeping nature safe in the ‘Enhancing the Halo’ campaign. Gareth Morgan joins us. Gareth, good morning. Gareth: Good morning Justin. Justin: So, describe Enhancing the Halo. How does it work? Gareth: Well, it’s a … Read More

Bird-safe havens Morgan’s new halo

Originally published in Economist Gareth Morgan has launched another environmental campaign, this time aimed at creating safe havens for native species in Wellington’s backyards. Enhancing the Halo aims to raise the survival rate of native species nurtured in “wildlife hotspots” around the city, such as Zealandia, Otari-Wilton Bush, Breaker Bay’s Oruaiti Reserve and Khandallah Park. “We’ve got these species … Read More

Enhancing the Halo Launches

Gareth Morgan is asking Wellington households to pitch in and make their back yard a safe haven for native wildlife. Over the past couple of decades Wellingtonians have invested heavily in our wildlife hotspots – with both money and sweat. We now have world-leading reminders of what our country should be like. All those who have been involved can be … Read More

Greater Wellington Regional Council

We all know possums are a massive problem for our forests and farmers. You may not know this, but they also eat the eggs and young of our native birds. We have all seen the devastation possums cause to native forests as they munch through the best new leaves of our native plants and trees. They particularly like chowing down … Read More

Ella Neilson

This article was originally published on Stuff here She’s just 13, but Waikanae student Ella Neilson has published her first book. The Kapiti College student wrote the picture book, Tui, last year after being inspired by the iconic native bird, she said. “They have a really nice sound and they’re all iridescent and really beautiful.” The book follows the day of … Read More