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Toitū Tairāwhiti – Flora Fauna 1769

Wild Lab’s Toitū Tairāwhiti project engages young people with rare and endangered native plants and animals at Longbush. 

Thursday 19 October 2017- Friday 20 October 2017
1769 Garden Longbush Ecosanctuary
Invitation only

2017 Past Event

Wild Lab’s Toitū Tairāwhiti project engages young people with rare and endangered native plants and animals at Longbush. The goal is to enable children and families to look at what's happened to these taonga since 1769, and take part in restoring them to a local ecosystem. Wild Lab hopes to eventually create a public experience with an interactive show including characters with stories. Two character costumes have been created and funded through Creative NZ.

Two successful pilot projects at Longbush – the journey of restoration of koura (fresh water crayfish) and the oi (grey faced petrel) – were an opportunity to engage young people in a meaningful way.