Unique New Zealand 

Great Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx haastii collected 21 Jun 1979, Upper Stanley River, SW Takaka, New Zealand. Gift of New Zealand Wildlife Service, -1987. Te Papa
Great Spotted Kiwi, Apteryx haastii collected 21 Jun 1979, Upper Stanley River, SW Takaka, New Zealand. Gift of New Zealand Wildlife Service, -1987. Te Papa

Aotearoa New Zealand has been isolated geographically for 80 million years. How has this isolation affected the plants and animals that live here?

In this programme, explore the biogeography of Aotearoa and learn about some of the unique flora and fauna that inhabit our country. Discover why some native birds and mammals can‘t fly, and learn amazing facts about plants that are found nowhere else on the planet.

Programme information

Availability: From Term 3, 2013

Learning areas and strands: Science – Living World: Ecology and Evolution

Year levels: 9–10

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (teachers and parent helpers are free)

Full programme information: Essential reading prior to attending this programme. Unique New Zealand programme information (PDF, 76 KB)

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