Wairarapa wildlife

Titipounamu

TINY, PRACTICALLY SILENT AND OLDER THAN THE HILLS Blink and you may miss the titipounamu - New Zealand’s smallest endemic songbird. Ti... Read More...
shrubby tororaro

SHRUBBY TORORARO

There are those who delight in comparing shrubby tororaro to a heap of rusty wire netting. In fact, this deciduous endemic plant could outlast any wire by decad... Read More...
puriri moth

The Puriri Moth

The puriri moth is our resident stealth bomber, flying silently under the forest canopy on a mission to drop its cargo: eggs, not explosives, even if for some o... Read More...
Wairarapa wildlife

Kōkako – the Diva

As befits any diva, kōkako have an air of mystery and unapproachability. Theirs is a venerable lineage, stretching back to an early stage o... Read More...
Wairarapa wildlife Rata

Rata a rakau rangatira

Northern rata is one of our most recognisable trees. In the scientific world, it is known as Metrosideros Robusta - meaning “stout iron heart”, in refer... Read More...
Buller's Gull

Buller’s Gull

Most people think finding severely threatened birds means days in the wilderness, sleeping rough and spending hours, usually in pouring rain, waiting for a flee... Read More...