In 70ha of scruffy regenerating gullies bordered by the suburbs of Brooklyn, Highbury and Aro Valley, something extraordinary is happening.For the first time in a century rare birds like kākā and Tīeke are living together with people in Wellington. The return of avian originals to Aoatearoa into this sweet slice of the Town Belt is courtesy of spillover from the ZEALANDIA Te Māra a Tāne Ecosanctuary (ka pai). Polhill’s protectors are the users of the reserve who are laying out the welcome mat for the spillover birds: by trapping pests and engaging in bush restoration efforts. Our kaupapa is to be neighbourly with our natives.
Paul Stanley-Ward or Lisa Whittle
1588 predators killed and counting!