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Outside the fence

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? 

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.

Sugar Feeders and Bird Baths: Are They the Right Choice?

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Attracting birds to your garden can be a wonderful experience. Watching them search for nesting material, find a cozy spot to sing, or enjoy a tasty treat is fun. In the urban setting of Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, we're fortunate to see a variety of birds in Wellington backyards.

Lately, a common question has been arising: Is it okay to use sugar feeders and bird baths at home? Let's dive into this.

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