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Contemporary Art In Nature - The Halo Project

Contemporary Art In Nature - The Halo Project

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  • Wed 6 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 9 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Sep ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Ngā Manu Nature Reserve, 74 Ngā Manu Reserve Road, Waikanae Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Family Admission (2 adults and 3 children): $38.00
  • Adult Admission (15 years+): $18.00
  • Child Admission (5 - 14 years): $8.00
  • NZ Student (with valid ID): $10.00
  • NZ SuperGold Card Holder: $10.00
  • Dependent disabled persons and their attendant carer: $0.00

Pack a picnic and enjoy quality family time at Ngā Manu Nature Reserve. Explore Kāpiti’s precious ancient forest remnant and discover ‘The Halo Project’ - a collaborative installation of outdoor photo/paintings by visual artist Paul Forrest, bird photographer Derek Tearne, and soundscape by Matu Booth.

Artist Paul Forrest will be in residence at Ngā Manu from Monday 7th August through to Friday 18th working on an artwork of a Pukeko in our Information Centre and you will be able to see this develop during this period.

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of August at 11am Paul will give a talk in our Information Centre and then take you on a guided tour of the exhibition through the forest - celebrating the treasure that is Ngā Manu through an artist's eyes. The artworks will provide a vehicle for the conversation as you receive a greater awareness of the here and now in the forest.

Artworks will be for sale and limited edition postcards will be available in the Information Centre and proceeds of these will support the Ngā Manu Trust.

See the iconic New Zealand kiwi in the nocturnal house and meet native birds in the walk-through aviaries. Feed the endangered longfin eels at 2pm, spot native lizards and get up close to ancient tuatara. Explore Kāpiti’s largest remnant of coastal lowland swamp forest and idyllic bird sanctuary.

Over 50 different bird species come and go around the wetlands, bush and surroundings. The site is accessible for all and is suitable for wheelchairs.

Theo’s Cottage is located in the reserve and is available for overnight stays (sleeps 2 adults and 2 children) – bookings are essential.

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