A kakapo who became an internet sensation after he was filmed
getting frisky with a zoologist is set to go on tour during
the Rugby World Cup.
The controversial proposed changes to Otago Natural History
Trust's deed have been released to members before a special
general meeting later this month.
It's a fine line between success and failure for the
Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The fine line is a fence, Elton Smith
Karitane kaumatua are distancing themselves from Kati Huirapa
runanga's pursuit of a formal relationship with Orokonui
Proposed changes to Otago Natural History Trust's
constitution to allow trust members to be appointed is
undemocratic, its founder and former chairman Ralph Allen
Suspicions mice are getting through the corners and culverts
of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence has led to
plans for an upgrade.
For the first time in 130 years, the call of kiwis in the
wild is being heard near Dunedin, at the Orokonui
The forest parrots are the entertainers of Orokonui
Ecosanctuary but, as Sue Hensley writes, their survival is a
Orokonui Ecosanctuary's visitor centre has been described as
an "inspirational example of sustainable architecture" by the
2011 New Zealand Architecture Awards jury.
In the first of a regular monthly column looking at life
in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Neville Peat talks to Valerie
Fay about searching for kiwi.
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