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: 9am - 12:30pm
Thursday:   9am – 12.30pm
Friday:   9am – 12.30pm
Saturday:   9am – 12.30pm 

Contact us 

Email: [email protected]

Landline: 09 880 9800 - Mobile: 021 082 90970 (Terry)

Address: Waiatarua Reserve, 98 Abbotts Way, Remuera, Auckland 1072, New Zealand