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feed the birds?

by Alan November 24, 2013

So you happen to live out west in the faulted hill-folds. One day a kākā lands on your deck railing and winningly bounces along and back. It is looking at you. It is looking for food. Its head bobs up and down. It knows you have some. Do you: A) put out a saucer of […]

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a visit to Zealandia

by Alan April 12, 2012

Over Easter, the weather suddenly went all settled and warm. This is perhaps not unusual for autumn, but given the crap summer most parts of the country have had for the past few months it was somewhat unexpected. In fact the forecast for Easter was so dire that it played a reasonable part in us […]

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TAWA5 Best Outdoors Experience

by Alan November 20, 2010

Sometimes, we need to look up from that monitor and get ourselves some Vitamin D from the big solar dispenser. Here are some of our favourite outdoors places:

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Zealandia is freelandia

by Robyn October 14, 2010

This weekend – 16 and 17 October, admission to Zealandia is free! Admission to Wellington’s world-first wildlife sanctuary, ZEALANDIA, is free for all locals this Saturday and Sunday! We are now 15 years into an incredible journey to restore a corner of NZ as closely as possible to the way it was before humans arrived. […]

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Geckos and skinks

by Alan August 23, 2005

The Wellingtonista has been going for a while now, yet there does not seem to be any mention of that unique Wellington institution, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, a large fenced-off and predator-free “island” in a valley beside Karori. We must apologise for this lapse. And make up for it by suggesting an outing this weekend. […]

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Tuatara Day

by noizyboy March 3, 2005

I must admit, I’ve never actually seen a tuatara in the flesh (in the scales?) before. So the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary are having a special Tuatara Day to allow me and the no doubt many other urbanites who haven’t seen our most famous lizard the chance to check out their resident reptile – Oliver – […]

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