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New Zealand, Aotearoa's
Native Wildlife

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Kiwi Bird

locally known as "Kiwi"

Did you know?!

  • The people of New Zealand, Aotearoa, are commonly known by the same name - Kiwi! 

  • Kiwi's are flightless nocturnal friends  known as night birds because they are primarily active at night.

  • They have a keen sense of smell (that helps them navigate the dark! )


Kiwi  are native to New Zealand, Aotearoa and very special to the country. Unfortunately they are endangered and conservation efforts are in place to protect these unique birds and their habitats 

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Rock Lobsters

locally known as Crayfish 

Did you know?!

Crayfish are a significant component of the country's marine ecosystem, making their conservation and sustainable management crucial for the environment and fishing industry.

  • Crayfish can grow to impressive sizes with some reaching lengths of  50 centimetres.

  • They are typically coloured in shades of red orange or brown, with a distinctive spiny appearance. 

  • They are commonly found in rocky coastal areas of New Zealand and seek shelter in crevices and caves. 

known for their sweet succulent meat, they are a sought after catch for both recreational and commercial fisherman. Luna's father was a commercial Fisherman in Ngawi, Cape Palliser Bay. 

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Did you know?

  • The Tuatara is often referred to as a "living fossil" because it is the last surviving member of a group of reptiles that flourished over 200 million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs! 

  • Tuatara's are known for their remarkable longevity. Some have been known to live over 100 years making them one of the longest-lived reptile species in the world. 

  • These ancient reptiles are a testament to the rich biodiversity of New Zealand and the importance of conservation efforts to protect them. 

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