Orokonui Ecosanctuary takahe Paku (left) with one of two chicks which hatched at the sanctuary earlier this month.
An adult stoat that had been feeding on native wildlife and perplexing staff at Orokonui Ecosanctuary has been killed, along with its offspring.
For the first time in about 500 years, the South Island is again home to tuatara hatched in the wild.
Saddleback farming is going on at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, as conservation manager Elton Smith reports.
A Haast tokoeka kiwi was handed over to the care of Orokonui Ecosanctuary and released into a burrow along its kiwi track last night.
Alyth Grant reports on the growth and care of the flax grove near the entrance to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
The South Island robin population at Orokonui Ecosanctuary has exploded, going from 17 just three years ago to about 235 today. Fiona Gordon reports.
The bird life of Orokonui Ecosanctuary picked the right day to show themselves - the first visit of Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.
Community efforts to restore habitats and protect species through fenced enclosures may be taking the pressure off the Government support conservation, Otago business academic Prof Colin Campbell-Hunt says.
An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary's conservation manager, Elton Smith, recently oversaw the transfer of 50 South Island saddlebacks, a threatened species, from an island in deepest, darkest Fiordland.
More than 170 people will attend a conference in Dunedin this month aimed at helping ''citizen-initiated'' conservation meet the challenges it is facing as the responsibility for looking after New Zealand's biodiversity increasingly falls on the community.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary is hoping to build up a foundation fund of up to $2 million from bequests and donations to help tide it over the tough times.
The discovery of a takahe nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary may lead to a fertile pair of the birds being translocated to the enclosure.
A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a kakapo has two Dunedin residents wondering if they can top the experience.
Fifty saddlebacks arrived safely at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary yesterday after a journey by boat and helicopter that began on Tuesday.