Customkit now in Wellington Zoo



Wellington Zoo’s ‘Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha’ section opened in time for Labour Weekend, which saw Customkit’s recently completed building take centre stage.

The team from Pukekohe’s Customkit were approached to build an educational barn, which is based in the heart of ‘Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha’.
New Zealand is home to a diverse range of environments which support a stunning array of plants and habitats, each with its own unique combination of species.
‘Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha’ aims to capture this unparalleled beauty and diversity and tell the story of New Zealand’s natural landscapes, unique wildlife, farm animals and native flora by taking visitors on a journey from the coast to the farm, and up into the bush and the mountains, collaborating stories from the community along the way.
The project is designed to raise awareness that in daily life, there are plants, insects and animals always under threat. Many parts of ‘Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha’ are interactive, and designed for adults and children to learn through exploration and play.
Once fully completed, the area will be home to blue penguins, sheep, kunekune pigs, bees, eels, grand and Otago skinks, Maud Island frogs and kea.
The final stage of the project, a walk through Alpine habitat, will open later this year.

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