Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Private kakapo viewing 'magic'

Private kakapo viewing 'magic'

A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a kakapo has two Dunedin residents wondering if they can top the experience.

50 saddlebacks delivered to sanctuary

50 saddlebacks delivered to sanctuary

Fifty saddlebacks arrived safely at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary yesterday after a journey by boat and helicopter that began on Tuesday.

The very rarest of rare birds

The very rarest of rare birds

Sirocco is coming back to Orokonui to get you hooked on kakapo conservation, writes Karin Ludwig.

Ecosanctuary funding down after three years

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has just had its third birthday, but there are concerns as membership and funding have both dropped.

Getting ready for kakapo

With only seven weeks until the arrival of celebrity kakapo Sirocco, preparations have begun at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Botanic garden kaka in return to her birthplace

A kaka bred at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has made her way home, and appears to be taking up residence.

Takahe together at last

Takahe together at last

Two large flightless birds, ambassadors for an endangered species, are winning hearts and minds at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, as Neville Peat reports.

Ecosanctuary kiwichick a 'big boost'

Ecosanctuary kiwichick a 'big boost'

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.

Taka-she ruffles a few feathers

Taka-she ruffles a few feathers

Birds of a feather flock together.

Female companion joins ecosanctuary's takahe

Female companion joins ecosanctuary's takahe

A female takahe has been released at Orokonui Ecosanctuary to keep its resident male company.

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