A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a kakapo has two Dunedin
residents wondering if they can top the experience.
Fifty saddlebacks arrived safely at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary
yesterday after a journey by boat and helicopter that began
Sirocco is coming back to Orokonui to get you hooked on
kakapo conservation, writes Karin Ludwig.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has just had its third birthday,
but there are concerns as membership and funding have both
With only seven weeks until the arrival of celebrity kakapo
Sirocco, preparations have begun at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A kaka bred at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has made her way
home, and appears to be taking up residence.
Two large flightless birds, ambassadors for an endangered
species, are winning hearts and minds at Orokonui
Ecosanctuary, as Neville Peat reports.
A sighting of a Haast tokoeka kiwi chick at Orokonui
Ecosanctuary is an important milestone for the recovery of
the rare native bird, the Department of Conservation says.
Birds of a feather flock together.
A female takahe has been released at Orokonui Ecosanctuary to
keep its resident male company.
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