Fun Fact

10 November 2022

Speaking of spiders, they’re a bit creepy and crawly, but much cooler than you think.

As published in a recent Halloween aricle from Predator Free NZ, these symbols of the spooky season are mostly misunderstood and vital to nature.

There are more than 2000 species of spider in New Zealand, and most of them are endemic (i.e., as unique as the kiwi and kākāpō). Look beyond their spooky reputation and read here the five reasons our arachnid friends are actually something to love, not loathe ….. although the KVH office is still split 50/50 on that!

Image: Katipo spiders are the only native venomous spider in New Zealand. Credit: Andrew Simpson and Predator Free NZ website.