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Wetas

Weta,like other insects,are the children of Tane. However, early Maori thought that they were ugly and called them “punga”-the spirit of ugliness. Even nowadays lots of people don’t like creepy crawly things but they deserve to be here just as much as you or I. Next time you have the chance to see a weta […]

Lizards

            There are two types of lizard in New Zealand: skinks and geckos. Those most commonly seen are small and dull-coloured. But this belies some unique adaptations to a temperate climate, and a great diversity – new species are being discovered all the time. Skinks and geckos New Zealand has […]

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