A Musical Look and Listen

February 5, 2016


I love to go a-walking along Zealandia`s tracks, And as I go, I love to sing [ silently ] My backpack [ plus trusted muesli bar or 2 ] on …

Introducing Professor David Bibby

February 1, 2016


ZEALANDIA has some new skills on the table following the announcement of a new Trustee… Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages Zealandia, announced recently the appointment of Professor David Bibby (CNZM, …

On top of the world

December 14, 2015

Tui feeding on wharariki flax (Photo by Judi Miller)

Due to my own whānau/family commitments, I could only go on November’s fortnightly Monday Walk Group’s Fuchsia Trail/Discovery Centre outing. This made me suddenly realise that group has become my …

Tracking Tunnels

December 8, 2015


How much does your gym membership cost? Bronwen Shepherd’s is free! Every week this valued volunteer gets her dose of high-intensity interval training monitoring ZEALANDIA’s tracking tunnels – the key …

Alfie Kākā observes banding day

December 4, 2015

Aroha observes the nest closely

Alfie Kākā here, enjoying a warm Sunday morning at Zealandia. We kākā have had millions of years to get used to this place, and the local saying “you can’t beat …

Dawn & Night Tours

November 23, 2015


One early morning the Member’s Walk Group met at dawn at the Visitors’ Centre to hear The Dawn Chorus’ along the tracks before a welcome, warm breakfast at Rata Cafe. …

A Moonlight Sonata with Bronwen & Alfie Kākā

October 9, 2015


A big full moon the other night, and I took the opportunity to catch up with some of my pals for a few sugar waters at the dam feeders. It …

The Kākā Diaries

September 30, 2015

Photo journal by volunteer kākā nest monitor Lynn Freeman It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that to be a kākā monitor you need patience, focus, dedication, a sense of humour …

LOOK AND LISTEN/titiro me whakarongo

September 21, 2015

That title may make this blog seem like an education lesson in phonics! Actually, I used phonetic spelling extensively for botanical and Māori names both on a recent Walk Group …

Winter Walks

September 7, 2015

The ZEALANDIA Walk Group often alternates with fortnightly weeding. The walks are many and varied, providing high interest, great company plus safety in numbers. All walks take place regardless of …