Although kaka, takahe and kiwi are among the headline species living at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the forested valley also harbours some bush birds that are dainty and intriguing, writes Neville Peat.
Former All Black and current Highlanders scrum coach Kees Meeuws spent Father's Day digging holes at the bottom of a gully yesterday, and enjoyed every minute.
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.
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.
More children will have access to Orokonui Ecosanctuary's learning programmes thanks to a grant from the Leslie Hutchins Conservation Foundation.
Because two "kiwi couples" have formed among the rare Haast tokoeka who have made Orokonui Ecosanctuary their home, the organisation is calling their translocation a success.
Gift subscriptions, campervan advertising and an endowment fund are being considered to help make Orokonui Ecosanctuary financially sustainable.
Hopes Sirocco, the world-famous kakapo, will again boost visitor numbers and revenue for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary have been dashed.
The work of a six-legged team has revealed it is "highly unlikely" stoats are living in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
The arrival at Orokonui Ecosanctuary of a pair of rare takahe has been delayed after one injured its foot.
Hauling yourself up an 80m-tall "matchstick" may not be everyone's idea of a great day out, but arborist Drew Bristow is a man on a mission.
A contest for the title of the tallest has taken place at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes general manager Chris Baillie.
Kiwi chicks could be scuttling around the Orokonui Ecosanctuary by the end of this year, as 16 Haast tokoeka kiwi have already begun preparations for breeding.
Reducing winter opening days from seven to five days is just one of the tough decisions the Otago Natural History Trust may have to make about Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the coming year.
No new species were introduced to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in the past year, and its focus has been ensuring those species already there are settling in.
New Zealand's elusive fernbird can be found flitting about the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, writes Paul Sorrell.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has called for Dunedin City Council help to add to the 9000 visitors it received in the last year.