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

She’s a very responsible pet owner

Hi everybody. Being a responsible pet owner is one of the pledges a household can adopt when enhancing the halo.  I was invited to meet a woman who just adores her cat and has trained it to live inside. She also loves having Native creatures in her garden and with her pet inside all day, believes she has the best of both worlds. Her name … Read More

Show us your Halo Sticker

Hi Everybody. To those of you who have signed up as a Halo Household, brilliant and thank you. Some of you will have received in the mail an envelope with a couple of Halo Stickers in it. We would love it if you could proudly place one somewhere on your property that is easy for us to see. Your letterbox is great, a window … Read More

Halo to Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra!

[youtube height=”400″ width=”610″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCXkkdKgSQ[/youtube] Hi everybody, Nick here. We are very excited to be a partner with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’s Edinburgh Fringe Fundraiser concert. The venue is the Wellington Town Hall on Thursday the 25th of July. Concert starts at 7.30pm and there are some super awesome prices on www.ukulele.co.nz  Book at ticketek. Thanks to the team for doing this fun video on … Read More

On your Marks St Marks !

Hi Everyone. We received a message from Carissa, Jenna and Lily at St Marks school. Gareth and I paid them a visit a week ago to promote Enhancing the Halo and what a great bunch of students. We are keen to visit as many Wellington schools as we can, so just email us and we will sort out a day and time. The Girls wrote…… … Read More

If birds had green thumbs what would they plant?

If birds had green thumbs: what to plant in your garden to attract native birds Hi everyone. Kevin C. Burns, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University knows his stuff and gives us a really simple start to planting natives. Take it away Kevin.   Thanks Nick. My experience has taught me that if birds had green thumbs, these six species are what … Read More

Enhancing our halo in Paekakariki

Enhancing Our  Halo Hi everyone. We couldn’t ask for more from the Ames Street community. As you will read in a blog from Megan, they have embraced Enhancing the Halo in Paekakariki, and their goal is to make it fly. Brilliant. Great work guys. Nick Little Blue Penguin, Blue Penguin, or Fairy Penguin. (Eudyptula minor) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Megan writes…. … Read More

Amazing Ames Street is going green

Hi Everyone Our Halo hats go off to Megan Salole and her wonderful neighbours, who all live on the same Paekakariki street. The fun they are having is infectious and I know there must be other groups of neighbours in Wellington that inspire all of us too.  Why not get together and let us know where your street is and we will enhance … Read More

Stewart Island’s gentle Kaka

Hi Everybody. I thought I would share a few photo’s showing the wonderful Halo effect on Stewart Island. These are Brent and Kari’s children in Oban. Iluka below in blue is nearly 1 ½ and Lyall is about 3 ½ in the photo above. Both wonderful Stewart Island kids are feeding Kaka by hand. Keri, their mum, tells us The girls fly in most afternoons, … Read More