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.
Gift subscriptions, campervan advertising and an endowment
fund are being considered to help make Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Hopes Sirocco, the world-famous kakapo, will again boost
visitor numbers and revenue for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary
have been dashed.
The work of a six-legged team has revealed it is "highly
unlikely" stoats are living in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
The arrival at Orokonui Ecosanctuary of a pair of rare takahe
has been delayed after one injured its foot.
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