Getting the natives back at the far end of Karori

Florence Ligar-Popovics came up to me at one of our Halo Happy Hours at the Sprig and Fern in Thorndon. She was so excited about the work being done by FROKS who are a terrific bunch of people getting the Natives back to the far end of Karori. I’ll let Florence tell you more. Thanks Nick and Hullo. FROKS stands for Friends … Read More

Aro Valley Backyard Pest Management Meeting

Hi Everyone. Nick here. Aro Valley has some tremendous residents and they certainly are Halo Heroes. Here is a report of the Backyard Pest Management Meeting held on July 24th 2013 from Julia Stace. At Ewan Kelsall’s talk about backyard pest management about 40 people heard about what Wellington City Council & Greater Wellington are doing in the public land that … Read More

Te Motu Kairangi Miramar

Te Motu Kairangi- Miramar Ecological Restoration is a group that I started back in 2011 .         We are so far a small dedicated group of volunteers and locals working on both weekdays, weekends and free time to restore the peninsula to a more natural state focusing on its flora. Hopefully with this aim more of its … Read More

Yippee ! Let’s go to Staglands

Hi Everybody Nick here. My family of two rather young children and a fabulous wife, like to jump in our car and go on what we refer to as “adventures”. Nothing excites the kids more than their dad punching the air and shouting…..” we’re off to Staglands”. The experiences I have shared there with my family and the delight on their faces … 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

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

Mainland Island Restoration Operation (MIRO)

Mainland Island Restoration Operation (MIRO) is a group of volunteers who work in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to restore the forest and lakes ecosystem of the East Harbour Regional Park (EHRP). Central to this is the elimination of animal pests – possums, rats and stoats – within a Mainland Island of 300 hectare within the Northern Forest. … Read More

Coolidge Street Restoration Project

[gdl_gallery title=”coolidge-street” width=”100″ height=”100″ ] The Coolidge Street project began 10 years ago, to reforest a degraded three acre site at the top end of the Prince of Wales Park. The steeply sloping area had been used as an informal tip site for some decades. There were very few native trees left on the site, apart from a few struggling … Read More

Human Nature

We’ve joined the hundreds of volunteers in Wellington City to help restore the balance between humans and nature…after all, we’re part of nature, and nature is part of us. Our focus is to restore the forest habitat of Khandallah Park to a point where we see native birds, once lost to the area, thriving again. Our facebook page is: … Read More

Trelissick Park Group

The Trelissick Park Group work in conjunction with the City and Regional Councils.  Over the last 22 years, the Park has been transformed, with around 85,000 trees planted, large areas of weeds eradicated, new tracks/signage, seats, tables and bridges built and possum bait stations/mustelid traps established and serviced.  The Group are helped by local volunteers, bi-monthly working bees, an “adopt-a-spot” … Read More