Project - Weta condominiums

These were designed in mid 2018 by Bryan Peryer and Alan Minson with the hope that they would be popular and on the basis that they could be a way of measuring weta population intensities. The bodies are made from macrocarpa and they have a thin sheet of polycarbonate inside the plywood door.

Botanists say there’s an inverse relationship between rate and weta populations so we have made arrangements with the University of Auckland “CatchIT" to conduct population counts in the Condos on a 3 monthly basis. As at March 2020, 66 Condos have been distributed.

Opening hours

Tuesday 9am - 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday 9am - 12 noon.

Contact us 

Email: [email protected]

Landline: 09 880 9800

Address: Waiatarua Reserve, 98 Abbotts Way, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand