South Auckland students latest Weta watchers

E toru ngā kura i te Tonga o Tāmaki e ako ana i ngā momo āhuatanga o te weta, āna nohonga me āna kai i runga i te hiahia kia noho haumaru ai te ngārara nei ki ō rātou kura. Ko te pūtaiao te mahi ā ngā tauira o ngā kura tuatahi o Baird's Mainfreight, Dawson me Rongomai hei whakawhānui ake i o rātou mōhiotanga ki te weta mā te mātai i ngā pītau ira.

Kei te rangahau ēnei tauira i ngā āhuatanga o te weta kia noho ora ai ki o rātou kura.

E ai ki te Kaiwhakahaere Matua a Nick Pattison, "We have three different schools coming together, they have little weta motels, which is a little house for a weta, and they put them around the school grounds to see if there are weta living in their environment and if there are weta what they are eating."

Na te Participatory Science Platform te kaupapa weta i runga i te tautoko hoki a Unitec. I rewa te kaupapa ki te kura tuatahi o Baird's Mainfreight, ko nga tamariki nga kaipūtaiao e ako ana i te rangahau pītau ira.

"DNA is inside of us and its inside the cell where the nucleus is and I also learned about ... the wetas faeces or poo and we got to crush them up and test the DNA," hei tā Daize Puaha, he tauira no Rongomai.

Hei tā Pattison,”From there we can see what they're eating. If they're eating certain plants then we're able to theoretically plant more in our school grounds to encourage weta.”

I hangaia e ngā kura ēnei pouaka hōtera mā ngā weta, kia kitea ai tōna rahi e noho ana ki konei. Ka taka ngā hamuti a ngā weta ki tēnei hāmaka, ā, mā ngā tamariki e whakarite kia whakaraupapahia ngā ira.