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.
A contest for the title of the tallest has taken place at
the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes general manager Chris
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary will soon welcome its rarest
inhabitants - a pair of adult takahe.
A pair of takahe will become the latest inhabitants of
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
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.
Kiwi chicks could be scuttling around the Orokonui
Ecosanctuary by the end of this year, as 16 Haast tokoeka
kiwi have already begun preparations for breeding.
New Zealand's elusive fernbird can be found flitting about
the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes Paul Sorrell.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has called for Dunedin City Council
help to add to the 9000 visitors it received in the last
For such a momentous occasion, there was little fuss.
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