Welcome to Wild about New Zealand.Wild about New Zealand is an innovative “hands-on” biodiversity investigation and action programme that provides schools and community volunteers within the Bay of Plenty the chance to help turn the tide for our native wildlife. Simple equipment and methods will help you to find out about the pests and native wildlife living near you.
Vision: Working together to turn the tide for New Zealand's biodiversity
Influence of Land Use on Sediment Production in Wharawhara and Boyd Streams, Katikati - Bay of Plenty Polytechnic/Auckland University of Technology - Barbara Risi, 2008 There is increasing evidence from monitoring that link sediment runoff with ecological effects in estuaries. Two streams were selected near Katikati as suggested by Andrew Jenks. The state of this catchment has been of [...]
Rodent Control for Small Block Management – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – Sara Cassie & Ritchie Dolman 2005 The aim of this study was to assess the relative abundance of rodents and trial the suitability of the application of Ditrac by grid pattern dispersal while assessing the bait’s effectiveness in small block rodent control, namely [...]
Rodent Bait Preference Study – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – Jordan Lasenby 2007 3rd year BOP Polytechnic/Auckland University of Technology student Jordan Lasenby undertook a research project in the Puketoki Reserve to compare rodent bait preference. Two different kinds of bait and station were used – Ditrac in tube stations and RatAbate in Feeture tunnels. Ditrac was the poison [...]
Background Whakamarama School is a rural school 20 minutes from Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. The school caters for New Entrants to Year 8 students and has its own special character (established in 1914). Whakamarama School has 3 teachers who are proud of the ideal learning conditions such as small class sizes, excellent resources, parent support and [...]
Background Pyes Pa School is situated in the sunny Bay of Plenty, just 10km south of Tauranga. It is a 6 teacher rural school with a roll of 160.The school has spacious well-sheltered grounds and a lovely section of native bush which the school eagerly uses. 2008 saw each class devoted to different environmental issues, [...]
Background Omokoroa Point School is a Decile 9 full primary school (Year 1 to Year 8 – N.E. to Form 2) with seven classrooms. It is the only school on the peninisula and is located in possibly the most scenic setting in NZ. They have been involved in WaNZ projects for a number of years with the [...]