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 …

20 Years of Conservation in the Capital

August 11, 2015

It’s the artists, writers and visionaries who have always tried to articulate just how important wild spaces are for nurturing the human soul. Artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, who with brush, …


June 22, 2015

photo credit Fred Locklear zAmb0ni

Matariki, the start of the Māori New Year, is signalled by the appearance of seven stars low on the north-eastern horizon at dawn. Also known as Pleiades, the stars arrive …

ZEALANDIA Walking Group

May 28, 2015

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  This week veteran volunteer and resident wordsmith Rosemary Cole talks to Trustee Pam Fuller about ZEALANDIA’s famous Monday Walk Group! R) How long has this group been going? P) …

Growing up with ZEALANDIA

May 4, 2015

Fence construction

When my husband, 2 primary aged children and I moved into our Ponsonby Rd house in 1991, we were absolutely delighted! There was a harbour view plus bush and birds …

Saddie the Saddleback

March 19, 2015


Tucked away in a quiet corner of Karori is a house with a special attraction… Diana and Geoff have a regular visitor who taps insistently on their window – a …