Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Saddling up to farm the birds

Saddling up to farm the birds

Saddleback farming is going on at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, as conservation manager Elton Smith reports.

Making a difference

Making a difference

Tahu Mackenzie reports on an exciting new development in her work at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Rare kiwi arrives at ecosanctuary

Rare kiwi arrives at ecosanctuary

A Haast tokoeka kiwi was handed over to the care of Orokonui Ecosanctuary and released into a burrow along its kiwi track last night.

Dressing the guardians at Orokonui

Dressing the guardians at Orokonui

Alyth Grant reports on the growth and care of the flax grove near the entrance to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Sanctuary robins are thriving

Sanctuary robins are thriving

The South Island robin population at Orokonui Ecosanctuary has exploded, going from 17 just three years ago to about 235 today. Fiona Gordon reports.

Ecosanctuary one of Dunedin's jewels in the crown: Doc boss

Ecosanctuary one of Dunedin's jewels in the crown: Doc boss

The bird life of Orokonui Ecosanctuary picked the right day to show themselves - the first visit of Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.

NZ's tallest tree growing ever taller

NZ's tallest tree growing ever taller

New Zealand's most imposing resident is branching out.

Warning ecosanctuary erodes official efforts

Warning ecosanctuary erodes official efforts

Community efforts to restore habitats and protect species through fenced enclosures may be taking the pressure off the Government support conservation, Otago business academic Prof Colin Campbell-Hunt says.

Robins, saddlebacks breeding

Robins, saddlebacks breeding

An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.

A perfect partnership

A perfect partnership

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is an example of a partnership in action, writes David Agnew.

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