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Restoring Roto Kawau

Operational report

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In 2021, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne embarked on an ambitious operation to remove around 22,000 exotic perch from Roto Kawau, the lower reservoir. We have outlined this project in an operational report. The purpose of this report is to share our learnings and support other communities with similar ambitions.

MEDIA RELEASE: Titipounamu/rifleman chicks the size of bumblebees hatched on Te Ahumairangi Hill

The titipounamu/rifleman pair living on Te Ahumairangi Hill in Wellington have become proud parents.

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Wellington - 13 October 2021: The titipounamu/rifleman pair living on Te Ahumairangi Hill in Wellington have become proud parents. 

With their chicks, currently the size of a bumblebees, the pair of New Zealand’s tiniest birds are making history. 

When the pair were first spotted in August, 3km away from Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, it was thought to be the first sighting of their species in that area in more than 100 years.  

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