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How do we restore the mouri that has been lost?  

This is a complex task, but Kia Mouriora Te Kaiwharawhara Sanctuary to Sea (KMK/S2S) is tackling it, with a 100-year goal of restoring the mouri, or lifeforce, of the Kaiwharawhara catchment.   

However, we all need to do our part to help restore the mouri of the Kaiwharawhara and other urban water ways across the country.   

Read this article to find out how you can help the health of your local awa. 

Kaiwharawhara Catchment - Why you should give a Dam

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In Wellington City, the Kaiwharawhara catchment is special – it's the biggest stream system, and it's the only one with an open estuary into  Wellington harbour. Nate Rigler, leading our Kia Mouriora te Kaiwharawhara Sanctuary to Sea project, reflects on the rich history of the Kaiwharawhara, shares the challenges it's facing, and reveals a powerful truth.  

Volunteers ridding Highbury suburb of Old Man’s Beard

Media Release

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A group of volunteers are on a mission to rid Wellington of Old Man’s Beard, a vine that smothers our New Zealand native bush.

Following on from their success in clearing Old Man’s Beard from several reserves, the Old Man’s Beard Free Wellington (OMBFW) group now plan to clear the vine from the suburb of Highbury. Old Man’s Beard (Clematis Vitalba) is a vine that spreads rapidly in the New Zealand climate, smothering our native bush.

Plastic free Urupā

Is it time to say goodbye to plastic flowers?

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Over the last few years, the plastic free movement has taken off. Plastic bags are no longer given out at supermarkets, keep cups are a staple at cafes and recently plastic cutlery has been banned across the country. In a time where plastic reduction has become so normalised, have you ever thought about the use of plastic flowers in cemeteries? 

Creativity and being part of the natural world: resounding with a riroriro

Written by Dave Wilson – Senior Lecturer in Music at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.

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Senior Lecturer in Music at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Dave Wilson, shared that he composed a musical piece inspired by the riroriro/grey warbler, often heard in Zealandia and surrounding neighbourhoods. We asked him to explain more about his view on creativity connecting with and being part of nature.

Media release: Tuatara siblings move to Wellington Zoo as Zealandia ecosanctuary's wild population flourishes

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Two captive tuatara who have called Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne (Zealandia) home for the past decade have found a new home at Wellington Zoo.

Staff from Zealandia and Wellington Zoo, and representatives of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Ngāti Koata, came together yesterday to move the sibling pair, Tāne and Tuahine.


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