Fossil records from the Triassic period taken in Queensland, Australia show that weta have changed little in 190 million years; and weta of the Deinacrida genus, which The Giant Weta is based on, are some of the world’s most ancient species still living today. We’re doing some pretty interesting things with this prehistoric insect! The Giant Weta Project leader, Hippathy, and Art lead, Andrew, went to The Auckland Zoo to learn more about …
The Weta is enjoying its 15 minutes of fame!
The Weta has featured in the news lately: The Central Leader, Auckland, New Zealand The New Zealand Herald, upper North Island, New Zealand
Welcome to The Giant Weta build space
Auckland Burners found a fantastic space to build the Weta, as well as being a year-round home for collective projects; a gathering place for burners to share ideas and learn! The official launch of the space and the Giant Weta crowd-funding campaign is 7.30pm on 20 April at 113 Valley Rd, Mt Eden. Facebook invitation here.
This is also going to be the first fundrasing event for Auckland Burners project at Burning Man 2106: The Giant Weta. You’re not going to want to miss this! The 2016 Auckland Burners Decompression theme is Y.M.C.A. (Yesterday’s Muck Cooked Again) – what costume ideas does this inspire? It’s all food for thought! Sports meets food meets the Village People in this round of our pot luck. From egg and …