Tony’s Amazing Bird Feeder

Hi Everyone Nick here. Here is a great question from Kerry – Well spotted Kerry. We saw the article on ‘Enhancing the Halo’ in the Press or Dom Post last week. We are based in Golden Bay and like many others here we have a population of resident tui and bellbirds which we feed daily. We have also planted 3 … Read More

Our First School Visit

St Mark’s school kids. What a great way to start our school programme for Enhancing the Halo. The students were year 7 and 8 and had invited Gareth Morgan and myself to come and tell them about what we were doing. It was our first chat about making Wellington the Natural Capital The classroom was filled with bright eyed kids … 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

Trelissick Park Group update to Mid June

Hi everyone. The Trelissick Park Group have really got into our Enhancing the Halo spirit. Not only are they a bunch of Halo Heroes, but they update us all on their fantastic environmental work. If you too want to sing your groups praises, just email me and I will share on the website. Ok, here’s Trelissick’s update…. fabulous stuff. St Benedict’s … Read More

Spot the Bird

What birds we should be seeing as the halo expands? We are already experiencing the halo effect in our gardens around Wellington. I live in coastal Seatoun, on the Miramar Peninsula, which can be seen as an outer halo of Wellington city, with much potential for ecological restoration at such sites as Oruaiti Reserve and Watts Peninsula. As across most … 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