Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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.

Kiwi back in city's backyard

Kiwi back in city's backyard

After 130 years Dunedin residents finally have kiwi in their backyard.

Shy kiwi lead a merry dance

Shy kiwi lead a merry dance

KIWI 101: You will find them in the most inaccessible spots.

Orokonui move will raise profile

Orokonui move will raise profile

It is our national bird and New Zealanders are often referred to as 'Kiwis', but what do we really know about the flightless bird?

Orokonui sanctuary receives plant award

Orokunui Ecosanctuary's work to help the survival of many native plants has been recognised with a national award.

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