Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Orokonui fee labelled unfair

A new charge at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is angering a tour operator who claims the fee discriminates against her customers.

Chance to learn of falcons

Chance to learn of falcons

There is no room for complacency over the future of the endangered New Zealand falcon, researcher and falcon advocate Dr Donna Falconer says.

Tuatara arrivals craving the heat

Tuatara arrivals craving the heat

Lucky visitors to Orokonui Ecosanctuary, near Dunedin, may spot two young tuatara relaxing in the centre's new tuatara viewing pen.

Orokonui impresses judges

Orokonui impresses judges

Larnach Castle and Orokonui Ecosanctuary have been presented with the inaugural Keep Dunedin Beautiful visitor attraction awards.

More tuatara settling in at ecosanctuary

Thirty more tuatara are settling into their new home at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Rare plants find a safe haven

Rare plants find a safe haven

A sanctuary for wildlife, Orokonui Ecosanctuary is rapidly becoming a haven for our rare native plants too, writes Alyth Grant.

Video: Tuatara are back after 100 years

Video: Tuatara are back after 100 years

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, in Dunedin, is now home to 44 wild tuatara.

Bush birds for the sharp-eyed

Bush birds for the sharp-eyed

Although kaka, takahe and kiwi are among the headline species living at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the forested valley also harbours some bush birds that are dainty and intriguing, writes Neville Peat.

Family day spent planting at Orokonui Scenic Reserve

Family day spent planting at Orokonui Scenic Reserve

Former All Black and current Highlanders scrum coach Kees Meeuws spent Father's Day digging holes at the bottom of a gully yesterday, and enjoyed every minute.

Host honour for Orokonui guide

Sue Hensley's passion for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has resulted in her being named Dunedin host personality of the year at a tourism industry meeting.

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