Local resources

Books and resources
Books, papers and nature

Here you can find additional resources in your quest to restore the environment or make your garden wildlife friendly.

Garden retailers

For planting advice and ideas see our Planting pages.

Palmers Gardenworld Miramar
Address: 71 Miramar Ave, Wellington 6022
Phone:04-388 8435
Mon - Sun 8:30am to 5:00pm



For advice about trapping see our Pests pages.

Goodnature Limited
PO Box 14712
Kilbirnie Wellington 6241
New Zealand

Predator Traps
The official site of DOC series trapping systems

Haines Pallet Co
111 Hutt Park Rd, Seaview, Wellington
Ph: (04) 568 6898
Fax: (04) 568 6480
Email: haines.pallets@xtra.co.nz
Prices may not be current

Enhancing the Halo
Become a Halo household member and and get a discount on traps.


Predator Free Wellington (Supporting and connecting community trapping groups across Wellington)

Predator free Miramar ( Local backyard trapping group.)

Wellington City Council
Phone (+64 4) 499 4444
Mobile free text 3400
Email info@wcc.govt.nz
Fax (+64 4) 801 3138
Postal Address PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Street Address 101 Wakefield Street
Wellington 6011
8am – 5pm (closed public holidays)

Forest & Bird
Level One, 90 Ghuznee Street
PO Box 631
Wellington 6140
Phone + 64 4 385 7374
Fax + 64 4 385 7373
9am-5pm (Weekdays)

Department of Conservation
Conservation House 18-32 Manners St, Te Aro 6011
(04) 471 0726

To report damage and conservation emergencies

Call the DOC emergency hotline 0800 DOCHOT (0800 362 468).
Conservation emergencies include:

  • Conservation-related law enforcement (for example illegal white-baiting, vandalism of huts and tracks, removal of plants from reserves, killing or catching of native wildlife, fishing in marine reserves, disturbing marine mammals)
  • Sick or injured wildlife
  • Marine mammal stranding (whales and dolphins only)
  • Safety Watch (damaged and/or unsafe visitor facilities)

Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
50 Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012
(04) 920 9200
10am - 5pm. Entry fee.
Open every day except Christmas Day.
Last valley entry at 4pm.

Feather Friendly
Feather Friendly® was developed as a solution to save birds from window collisions. We are proud to be endorsed by leading bird conservation organizations. 

Project Kererū
"Dedicated to the Rehabilitation and Release of the New Zealand Native Pigeon"

Kererū Discovery
Our vision is to one day see flocks of Kererū as a coomon sight on the sky


Books & leaflets

Native plants & weeds

New Zealand Native Trees
John Dawson and Rob Lucas
Craig Potton publishing 2011

Going Native
Growing and using New Zealand Native plants
Edited by Ian Spellerberg and David Given
Canterbury University Press 2004
Reprinted in 2009

The Propagation of New Zealand Native Plants
Lawrie Metcalf
Revised Edition 2007
Random House

The Propagation of New Zealand Native Grasses
Lawrie Metcalf
Revised Edition 2008
Random House

The Native Garden
Designing themes from Wild New Zealand
Isobel Gabites and Rob Lucas
Revised Edition 2007
Random House

Wild Orchids of Lower North Island
Field Guide 2007
Department Of Conservation

Wellington Regional Native Plant Guide
Revised edition 2010
Greater Wellington Regional Council

A Guide to Identification of New Zealand Weeds in Colour
Compiled by E.A. Upritchard for NZ weed and pest control society 1997

A field guide to the native edible plants of New Zealand
Andrew Crowe
Reprinted 2011
Penguin Books

Know your New Zealand native plants
Lawrie Metcalf
2009 New Holland publishers

Plant me instead
For more information www.weedbusters.org.nz


New Zealand forest birds and their world
Geoff Moon
2010 New Holland publishers

Moa - The life and death of New Zealand's legendary bird
Quinn Berentson
Craig Potton publishing 2012




Details correct as at May 2019