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

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

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

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: https://www.facebook.com/humannaturenz … 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

Trelissick Park Group – Saturday 18 May 2013

Trelissick Park Group – Saturday 18 May 2013 Drama in the Valley – Rain came with a vengeance on Monday 6 May.  The tranquil Korimako Stream quickly became a raging torrent – see the video below, taken by Bill Hester.  The stream gouged part of the track downstream of Wightwick’s Field, so WCC closed that part of the track, pending … 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