Media Clippings

Totally proud of my children Lola 8 & Lucas 10 who appeared on New Zealand’s top rating children’s TV Show called Fanimals on TV2. Looks like I can retire and let them share the awareness and importance of the monarch butterflies from now on. 🙏🏼😂

Go to watch the episode all about Monarch butterflies below to watch on demand. Love to hear what you thought about the show!

Great read from Otago Daily Times 25th Oct 2019.

Proud of Gordon & everyone in Oamaru supporting the wonderful Monarch butterfly population!

Link to The project on TV 3 25th October 2019.

As seen in Woman’s Day October 2018.

Listen to my Pod Cast with the amazing Phyllis Brown about how my passion started with my children in 2011 and how it’s involved with me writing an Educational book and about how I now teach at schools around NZ the awareness of the monarch butterflies. Plus how I helped grow 1000’s of swan plants with the children so caterpillars don’t go hungry each Spring. I would love you to listen On Spotify, ITunes or YouTube – search Good Vibrations with Maria Romero or click on the link above. Recorded September 2018


Avenues Magazine 26th April 2019
“It started about nine years ago alongside my kids. There was a swan plant at our playcentre, and I thought it was amazing; anyone could purchase a plant and see this miraculous lifecycle of a butterfly happening in their own garden.
“I realised how much joy, wonderment and magic my children got out of it. It was a bonding time we shared. I love encouraging children to spend time in nature. It’s important for their mental health and learning.
“My interest piqued, and I was reading more about monarchs and detailing my experiences in a collection of beautiful, detailed photographs. With my expanded knowledge, research, and photos I thought, ‘I’m going to write a book’.
I created my book in about three months! Before it got printed, school mums started telling their kindergartens about me.
“I had no public speaking background, but decided to face my fear, and turn up and talk. No one ever feels ready but it starts with a ‘yes’ – it was a natural step for me to share my passion and knowledge, and I now love doing what I do.
“I know I’m making a difference, and the kids soak it all in. It evolved really quickly with dedication and love.
“Word of my work has spread organically, and now I’m so busy I’m turning school bookings away! This has now grown into a nationwide project, as I’m getting bookings from around the country. The life cycle of the monarch butterfly gives us hope that we can change. I grew up in London, where I felt limited making a genuine impact on our Earth.
“Individuals can make change, just like the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly. Personally, I’ve been changed too.
I love my job. It doesn’t feel like work!”

It was a great honour to feature in the Kiwi Gardener Magazine Oct 2017, a 6 page spread too!!  Detailing all my voluntary work in schools planting 4000 swan plants together with the children around the Christchurch schools in Aug/Sept 2017. Read more details below from the article.  

Featuring in Family Times Magazine September 2018

Creating a butterfly garden

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