Some people may snarkily deride the Waitangi Park wetlands as "swamps", but most people these days are aware of the vital ecological role played by wetlands, and recognise the symbolic and aesthetic value of this stylised recreation of the former Waitangi lagoon.
It's thus fitting that as part of this Friday's World Wetlands Day, there will be a series of events at the park. These will include displays by wetland restoration groups, children's activities and guided tours of the wetlands by their designers. Real wetlandphiles can also take a trip out to Karori Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday for a teal-spotting boat trip on the reservoirs.
Hat tip: Future Ecology Designed.