60 Springs 

For some years 60 Springs provided opportunities that inspire young people to develop innovative solutions towards a sustainable Taranaki. The programme's three themes were sustainability, education and creativity. 


The 60 Springs programme was available to schools throughout Taranaki from Year 7 to Year 13. The results from the programme are seen in this Kete. Click on the icons below for information about wildlife and studies. Achievements included:

  • Investigations in the local environment
  • Development of critical and creative thinking skills within the Research Process
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Input into the Youth Sub-committee vision for a sustainable Taranaki (2012)
  • Opportunities to network with people through 60 Springs
  • Development of partnerships to foster creative outcomes

60 Springs was administered by Puke Ariki Education and funded in partnership with Shell Exploration NZ Ltd and the Taranaki Regional Council.  

Participating Schools 2010:

  • Devon Intermediate School
  • Hawera High School
  • Highlands Intermediate School
  • Manaia Primary School
  • New Plymouth Girls High School
  • New Plymouth Boys High School
  • Opunake High School
  • Patea Area School
  • Taranaki Coastal School
  • Waitara High School

For current enquires contact:
Friends of Pukeura Park

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60 Springs Fish Fish 60 Springs Birds Birds 60 Springs People Studies People Studies
60 Springs Amphibians Amphibians 60 Springs Mammals Mammals 60 Springs Land/Water Studies Land/Water Studies
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Crayfish video group.
Home page for 60 Springs Resources/Publications
Home page for 60 Springs Reptiles
Home page for 60 Springs Mammals
Womad 2009.
Home page for 60 Springs People Studies
Canadian Geese.
Home page for 60 Springs Birds (This page is under construction and more content will be added soon)
Home page for 60 Springs Amphibians
surveying for fish using fine mesh nets.
Home page for 60 Springs Fish
Use this form to enter your data about the wildlife you see, and see the class results.
Home page for 60 Springs Land/Water Studies

'60 Springs' is the Puke Ariki environmental education programme funded by the Taranaki Regional Council and Shell Todd.

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