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World Wetlands Day at ZEALANDIA

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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

End of Waiapu Road

Karori

Wellington, Wellington 6012

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Join us at ZEALANDIA on 31 January to celebrate World Wetlands Day!

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Join us at ZEALANDIA on 31 January to celebrate World Wetlands Day! There are a variety of activities on the Heritage Lawn including weaving workshops, craft stations, storytelling, and a chance to talk with conservation organisations about the state of freshwater and wetlands in New Zealand. Then, search for unique New Zealand wildlife in the sanctuary's own wetland surrounded by native bush.

Normal entry charges apply, see below for full programme.

10am – 11am: ATS Environmental will talk about the important work they do in restoring fish passage and reconnecting waterways with a focus on the Kaiwharawhara catchment.

10am, 12pm, 2pm: Drop-in to a weaving workshop where you will hear about sustainable flax harvesting then create a piece to take home.

10:30am – 11:15am: Listen to the legends behind the very special sanctuary inhabitants, as well as the myths of the ngahere/forest performed by storyteller Moira Wairama

11am – 3pm: A chance to chat with organisations doing exciting things within the freshwater space such as Lakes380, Hutt City Council, Otari Wilton’s Bush Trust, and Te Tini o Hākuturi.

1pm – 3pm: Visit the creative station where local artist Margaret Tolland will have freshwater themed crafts to create and take home.

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ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary

End of Waiapu Road

Karori

Wellington, Wellington 6012

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