Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Trust deed changes sent to members

The controversial proposed changes to Otago Natural History Trust's deed have been released to members before a special general meeting later this month.

Vigilance keeps Orokonui wildlife fenced in, safe and secure

Vigilance keeps Orokonui wildlife fenced in, safe and secure

It's a fine line between success and failure for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The fine line is a fence, Elton Smith reports.

Elders step back from runanga's bid

Karitane kaumatua are distancing themselves from Kati Huirapa runanga's pursuit of a formal relationship with Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Dispute over Orokonui constitution

Dispute over Orokonui constitution

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 says.

Orokonui trial to determine mice problem

Suspicions mice are getting through the corners and culverts of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence has led to plans for an upgrade.

Wild kiwis calling

For the first time in 130 years, the call of kiwis in the wild is being heard near Dunedin, at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Lunchtime, parrot fashion

Lunchtime, parrot fashion

The forest parrots are the entertainers of Orokonui Ecosanctuary but, as Sue Hensley writes, their survival is a serious business.

'Inspiring' buildings recognised

'Inspiring' buildings recognised

Orokonui Ecosanctuary's visitor centre has been described as an "inspirational example of sustainable architecture" by the 2011 New Zealand Architecture Awards jury.

Life and death of sanctuary kiwi expressed in beeps

Life and death of sanctuary kiwi expressed in beeps

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.

Kaka couple tentative about freedom

Two long-term captive kaka have taken their first halting steps into the wild at Orokonui Ecosanctuary but are not quite ready to leave their aviary.

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