Te Hononga mihi whakatau – Tuatara Translocation programme

In January this year the Wellington zoo held a very special mihi whakatau where we welcomed and acknowledged the precious Tuatara in our care into their new home, Te Hononga, an off-visitor view habitat dedicated to Tuatara.

We were joined by Iwi representatives from Ngāti Koata Trust, who are kaitiaki of Tuatara, and Neavin Broughton from Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust) as mana whenua.

A special thank you to Mayor Andy Foster for WellingtonDeputy Mayor Sarah FreePaul Eagle MP, Wellington Zoo Board of Trustees, Zoo staff, conservation and funding partners, and special guests for joining us this morning.