Sanctuary Stories Read more

Sanctuary Stories

1/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

The ZEALANDIA gallery (found on the stairway between the store and Rata Cafe) will host an art exhibition by our Sanctuary Storytellers throughout September.

The volunteer Sanctuary Storytellers are a diverse group of writers, photographers, editors and designers who through their creative efforts, tell ZEALANDIA’s stories to the world. The photo-essays in this exhibition highlight the breadth of their talents and interests, and range from the microcosmic to the big issues facing our precious wildlife.

Storytime at Rata Read more

Storytime at Rata

3/10/2017 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Fun stories and craft activities all free for under 5's, on the first Tuesday on every month.

Box of Birds Read more

Box of Birds

6/10/2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Makara's finest meet ZEALANDIA for Box of Birds, an exhition inspired by the natural world. We invite all ZEALANDIA Members to join artists Helen and Shawna for a pre-viewing of the exhibition on Friday night.

ZEALANDIA School Holiday Programme Read more

ZEALANDIA School Holiday Programme

9/10/2017 - 13/10/2017

The ZEALANDIA school holiday programme is tailored for primary and intermediate school children aged between 5 and 12 years with a love for nature, getting outside and mucking in to make a difference.

We would love your child to join us!

Tee to Tote! Read more

Tee to Tote!

14/10/2017 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate conservation week with your kids by turning old tees into tote bags! A great, reusable alternative to plastic bags. 

Facilitated by Sustainablity Trust as part of Conservation Week 2017 -

Wondering about Weeds? Read more

Wondering about Weeds?

14/10/2017 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bring your weed worries to the experts! Get advice on identifying and controlling weeds in your reserves and backyards. Protect ZEALANDIA from the outside by getting rid of the weeds in your garden that have the potential to invade the sanctuary.  Feel free to bring your questions and photos of your site.  

How bird brains can help conservation Read more

How bird brains can help conservation

14/10/2017 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join Dr Rachael Shaw to learn about her research on robins. Rachael will explain why it is important to figure out how animals think, and how cognitive ability might influence survival and reproduction. She will also discuss how understanding avian cognition could help us to create new tools for conservation.

Make a Wētā hotel! Read more

Make a Wētā hotel!

15/10/2017 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join ZEALANDIA's Education Team and learn how to make your very own Wētā Hotel! 

Telemetry for Kids! Read more

Telemetry for Kids!

15/10/2017 1:00 p.m.

What is telemetry? Join Ellen, our ZEALANDIA Conservation Ranger, to find out! You will learn how rangers track animals using radio telemetry, and even have a go yourself to win cool prizes. 

Green Cleaning Workshop Read more

Green Cleaning Workshop

16/10/2017 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Keen to do your bit for the environment this conservation week? This hands on workshop will teach you how you can make some natural and nontoxic cleaning products from common household products. Be sure to bring 3 containers to take your goodies home in.