Vandalism of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence has left the enclosure vulnerable to pests on two occasions.
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.
There are South Island robins in Orokonui Ecosanctuary - scores of them, writes Robert Schadewinkel.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary takahe Paku (left) with one of two chicks which hatched at the sanctuary earlier this month.
A lack of co-ordination and communication between the multiple agencies with an interest in Hawkesbury Lagoon, north of Dunedin, and its surrounds is frustrating the community group trying to restore the habitat.
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.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has called for Dunedin City Council help to add to the 9000 visitors it received in the last year.
Sue Hensley's passion for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has resulted in her being named Dunedin host personality of the year at a tourism industry meeting.
It appears a little freedom might have been all it took for the kaka known as Mr Roto and his partner ''Mrs Roto'' to reignite the fires and breed.
An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.
The future of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's translocation plans will hang in the balance when it releases six young native parrots on Saturday.
The translocation of jewelled geckos from Otago Peninsula to Orokonui Ecosanctuary has been declared a success, after almost two years.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary's visitor centre has been described as an "inspirational example of sustainable architecture" by the 2011 New Zealand Architecture Awards jury.
New Zealand's elusive fernbird can be found flitting about the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes Paul Sorrell.
Former All Black Kees Meeuws will join the North Otago rugby team tomorrow, when he starts a new project aimed at improving wetlands to protect whitebait stocks at the Orokonui Scenic Reserve, just north of Dunedin.