Thirty more tuatara are settling into their new home at
A sanctuary for wildlife, Orokonui Ecosanctuary is rapidly
becoming a haven for our rare native plants too, writes Alyth
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, in Dunedin, is now home to 44
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.
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.
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.
Former All Black Kees Meeuws will join the North Otago rugby
team tomorrow, when he starts a new project aimed at
improving wetlands to protect whitebait stocks at the
Orokonui Scenic Reserve, just north of Dunedin.
Elton Smith previews a new phase for Orokonui
Ecosanctuary's rare kiwi.
More children will have access to Orokonui Ecosanctuary's
learning programmes thanks to a grant from the Leslie
Hutchins Conservation Foundation.
Because two "kiwi couples" have formed among the rare Haast
tokoeka who have made Orokonui Ecosanctuary their home, the
organisation is calling their translocation a success.
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