Back in 2014, consultation began with Te Hapū o Ngati Wheke – Rāpaki on works to re-open the Sumner Road after the Canterbury earthquake.

Marieke Lettink, guardian of the geckos and Yvette Couch-Lewis, friend of the geckos, commenced discussion with the Christchurch City Council to retrieve 200 or more gecko from the Crater Rim bluffs above Sumner Road, then to be released into a new home in Riccarton Bush, before works commenced. [Read more…]