Blog Posts

What Lives In Our Caves? Harvestmen

Published October 2021. Is it a spider, is it a mite… no, it is a harvestman…

International Year of the
Cave Beetle

Published May 2021. A true cave dweller (troglobite), this beetle deserves a year of international fame and celebration! Join us as we set out to find some…

Monitoring Giant Kelp

Published Dec 2020. Seaweed gardens and forests are key coastal ecosystems in the temperate waters of New Zealand. Citizen scientists have started monitoring local giant kelp beds in 2016…

Exploring our Capital

Published Apr 2020. Read about Nicole’s passion for scuba diving, the marine reserve, seaweed and pizza & craft beer in the latest edition of the Capital Magazine… 

3D Cave Mapping

Published Apr 2020. What could possibly go wrong if you start your story with ‘Hey, I’ve got this idea. It hasn’t been tried yet, but sounds like a lot of fun!’…

A great launch! Our 360 Virtual Dive Tour on the Radio

Published Nov 2019. If you love the underwater world but hate getting wet, this is for you. Wellington’s Taputeranga Marine Reserve can now be explored virtually, on your laptop or phone. 

An Extraordinary Cave Survey Trip with the Wellington Caving Group…

Published Oct 2019. Many years and uncounted trips trying to get into the head of a remote valley have more than paid off with the discovery of this truly incredible heritage site…

How Technology Enhances Visitor Experiences and Eases Tourist Pressures

Published Oct 2019. Lascaux Caves – most impressive visitor experience & prehistoric cave paintings made accessible by technology and why it matters to New Zealand.