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Dad’s go free!

Dad's go free! Father’s Day is Sunday 3 September and  DADS ARE FREE at Ngā Manu! Bring your family to Ngā Manu this Father’s Day and Dad’s get in for free (adult admission normally $15). Quote DADISFREE at the counter. We look forward to seeing you all at Ngā Manu soon.

The Earth and Me

Nga Manu - Robin’s Nest Building 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Wellington, Waikanae, New Zealand

Storytelling – Thursday 25th April (ANZAC Day) at 1pm – Bianca Begovich Bianca is a children’s writer and yoga teacher. She has published six books for children about caring for the environment through CreateBooks.  All will be available for sale at Nga Manu as she reads her story ‘The Earth and Me’.  She is also a published poet and in 2016 [...]

Winter Speaker Zoe Studd – Love Rimurimu (Giant Kelp) restoration project

Nga Manu - Robin’s Nest Building 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Wellington, Waikanae, New Zealand

Zoe Studd - Co-founder and director of Mountains to the Sea, Wellington Zoe is the Co-Founder and Director of the Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust and Project Lead for Love Rimurimu, www.loverimurimu.org. Zoe’s love for the sea started early, snorkeling around the Wellington region with her dad, where an encounter with an octopus led to a lifelong connection with the [...]

Winter Speaker Professor Claire Freeman – Planning for nature connection in cities

Nga Manu - Robin’s Nest Building 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Wellington, Waikanae, New Zealand

Professor Claire Freeman Professor Freeman is Programme Director for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Her main research interests are Environmental Planning, for and with children and young people, diversity, sustainable communities, places, and conservation planning with a focus on urban biodiversity. She has published books and academic [...]

Winter Speaker Dr Chrissie Painting – Mating in miniature

Nga Manu - Robin’s Nest Building 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Wellington, Waikanae, New Zealand

Senior Lecturer Dr Chrissie Painting  Chrissie is Senior Lecturer in Te Aka Mātuatua School of Science, and a Principal Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence. She is a behavioural ecologist focussing on what drives diversity in animal mating systems with a particular interest in exaggerated traits (weapons & ornaments), and the fascinating mating strategies that accompany them. [...]