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
Rodent control continuing with group of eager volunteers. Noel’s group are a very inventive lot and have come up with a new bait station to meet their needs (including the security of local pets). Bait is contained within a wide diameter (and well ventilated) plastic tube and secured by a cunningly conceived wire mechanism, and […]
The new owners of the Sapphire Springs Motor Camp are planning to greatly improve the pool and camp facilities, and work through a coordinated pest management process with Wild about NZ to improve local biodiversity. Recent surveys with visiting school groups revealed the presence of the usual array of animal pests – plenty of rodents, […]
Background Located 20 minutes from Tauranga, on Leyland Road, off Whakamarama Road, this attractive stand of native bush is located in the upper catchment of Te Puna Stream. Henry Sharplin donated the reserve to the people of Tauranga County as a scenic reserve in 1926 and since then it has been a popular walking and […]
Background Katikati College is a co-educational Year 7 to 13 school. It is located in the town of Katikati which is approximately 40 km northwest of the city of Tauranga in the Western Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. The school has an ideal setting for unleashing its Wild side – the beautiful Uretara […]
Term 1 Theme – Freshwater Stream Ecology Find out where local waterways are found, and information about their ‘setting’ Learn to identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy streams Learn to identify who uses local freshwater resources and how, including some understanding of the range of cultural values around water Visit a local stream and […]
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 peninsula and is located in possibly the most scenic school setting in NZ. They have been involved in WaNZ projects for a number of years […]