Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Kiwi getting ready to breed

Kiwi getting ready to breed

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.

Playing hide and seek in the undergrowth

Playing hide and seek in  the undergrowth

New Zealand's elusive fernbird can be found flitting about the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes Paul Sorrell.

Ecosanctuary seeks promotion

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has called for Dunedin City Council help to add to the 9000 visitors it received in the last year.

Ten kiwis released at ecosanctuary

Ten kiwis released at ecosanctuary

For such a momentous occasion, there was little fuss.

The not-so-private life of Sirocco the kakapo

The not-so-private life of Sirocco the kakapo

The relationship between humans and birds is about to get a whole lot closer at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Karin Ludwig reports.

Flightless parrot flies in for Orokonui holiday

Flightless parrot flies in for Orokonui holiday

They say he doesn't know he's a bird. Sirocco the kakapo thinks he's human.

Pakeha ethics at heart of sanctuary

Pakeha ethics at heart of sanctuary

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary needs to be recognised as a place for Pakeha conservation ethics, Otago anthropologist Jill Hamel says.

Politics threaten direction of ecosanctuary

Politics threaten direction of ecosanctuary

Orokonui Ecosanctuary founder and former chairman of the ecosanctuary trust, Raph Allen, warns about the dangers of proposed changes to the trust's constitution. They will be considered by trust members on Thursday.

Sirocco to ruffle feathers at Orokonui

Sirocco to ruffle feathers at Orokonui

Global media star, Sirocco the kakapo, will visit Dunedin in September, taking up residence at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Famous frisky kakapo to visit Dunedin

Famous frisky kakapo to visit Dunedin

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.

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