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.
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.
There are South Island robins in Orokonui Ecosanctuary -
scores of them, writes Robert Schadewinkel.
The flora and fauna of Orokonui Ecosanctuary have inspired
sculptors to create reflections of their work environment
from wood and stone.
Dunedin musician Lisa Tui performs in the Sanctuary Sirens
concert at Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Saturday afternoon.
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