A love affair with Kakariki by Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral

Wellington has been for a long time one of my favourite cities in the world. There is something comforting about the boisterous beauty of the capital. Until recently, the Wellingtonian coffee culture was on top of my list of reasons to visit, now the number one reason (excuse?) for an escape is a bird: the kakariki. Kakariki is one of … Read More

Ken Bowater

My name is Ken Bowater I manage the Kelburn Gulley Volunteer Planting Group for Wellington City Council. This extends up from the motorway to the north of the Kelburn Park fountain. I call on a small group of friends once a year to assist with planting, but do everything else during the year on my own. I have invited all … 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

Jil Hemming

Originally pubilished on Stuff here Jil Hemming first realised her Cloak of Protection card game could be a hit when a 5-year-old stole a bundle at a kindergarten fair. Since then about 100 schools throughout the North Island have begun using the native bird game to familiarise children with past and present birds and their predators in a fun way. … Read More

Colin Ryder

Colin has twenty years experience in project managing and resourcing conservation projects in the Wellington region. His experience includes: Eradication of mice on Mana Island; Convenor for 17 years of the Wellington South Coast Marine Reserves coalition which applied for the Taputeranga marine reserve in Wellington; Translocations of several bird, reptile, invertebrate and rare plants species to Mana Island. He … Read More

Charles Daugherty

Charles Daugherty

Kia ora tātou. I’m Charles Daugherty, Professor of Ecology and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Victoria University. I’ve been keenly involved in conservation for a while, so I’m thrilled that Victoria is able to provide evidence-based research to underpin the Halo Campaign. After gaining my PhD in Zoology in 1979 at University of Montana, I moved to New Zealand in 1982 … Read More