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.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary kaka finally free

Mr and Mrs Roto, long-term captive kaka at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary near Dunedin, have been released back into the wild this morning.

Ecosanctuary on target

Ecosanctuary on target

One year on from its grand opening, Orokonui Ecosanctuary is on track to meet its targets for translocations, income, education and visitor numbers, operations manager Chris Baillie says.

Robin information valuable

Robin information valuable

Information gleaned from the experimental relocation of robins to Orokonui Ecosanctuary will hopefully help with the translocation of endangered species in the future, University of Otago associate professor Ian Jamieson says.

Rats, mice finally eradicated

Orokonui Ecosanctuary has reached another milestone in its fight against pests - it has finally eradicated the rats and mice.

Kiwi settling into home

They are keeping up their air of mystery but the kiwi at Orokonui Ecosanctuary are believed to be settling in well.

Kiwis seen and heard in Orokonui Ecosanctuary

The eight kiwi released at Orokonui Ecosanctuary at the weekend have begun moving around their new home.

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