Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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.

Ecosanctuary welcomes Roto offspring

Ecosanctuary welcomes Roto offspring

It appears a little freedom might have been all it took for the kaka known as Mr Roto and his partner ''Mrs Roto'' to reignite the fires and breed.

Robins just flitting along nicely

Robins just flitting along nicely

There are South Island robins in Orokonui Ecosanctuary - scores of them, writes Robert Schadewinkel.

Sculptors draw inspiration from nature

Sculptors draw inspiration from nature

The flora and fauna of Orokonui Ecosanctuary have inspired sculptors to create reflections of their work environment from wood and stone.

Not just birdsong at ecosanctuary

Not just birdsong at ecosanctuary

Dunedin musician Lisa Tui performs in the Sanctuary Sirens concert at Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Saturday afternoon.

No place for arachnophobia

No place for arachnophobia

Spiders have had a bad rap, writes Orokonui Ecosanctuary guide Sofie Welvaert.

Tracking the Orokonui dragons

Tracking the Orokonui dragons

The tuatara reintroduced a few months ago into a Dunedin forest are posing some interesting questions for researchers from the University of Otago, as Neville Peat reports.

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