Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Trust keen to make ecosanctuary viable

Trust keen to make ecosanctuary viable

Gift subscriptions, campervan advertising and an endowment fund are being considered to help make Orokonui Ecosanctuary financially sustainable.

Kakapo Sirocco not visiting Orokonui

Kakapo Sirocco not visiting Orokonui

Hopes Sirocco, the world-famous kakapo, will again boost visitor numbers and revenue for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary have been dashed.

Orokonui Ecosantuary stoat-free

Orokonui Ecosantuary stoat-free

The work of a six-legged team has revealed it is "highly unlikely" stoats are living in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Takahe injury delays move

The arrival at Orokonui Ecosanctuary of a pair of rare takahe has been delayed after one injured its foot.

Arborist tames the tall timber

Arborist tames the tall timber

Hauling yourself up an 80m-tall "matchstick" may not be everyone's idea of a great day out, but arborist Drew Bristow is a man on a mission.

New tallest tree titleholder

New tallest tree titleholder

A contest for the title of the tallest has taken place at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes general manager Chris Baillie.

Ecosanctuary prepares for takahe

Ecosanctuary prepares for takahe

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary will soon welcome its rarest inhabitants - a pair of adult takahe.

Readying for pair of takahe

Readying for pair of takahe

A pair of takahe will become the latest inhabitants of Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Orokonui ponders winter cuts

Orokonui ponders winter cuts

Reducing winter opening days from seven to five days is just one of the tough decisions the Otago Natural History Trust may have to make about Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the coming year.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary wildlife

Orokonui Ecosanctuary wildlife

No new species were introduced to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the past year, and its focus has been ensuring those species already there are settling in.

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