The work of a six-legged team has revealed it is "highly unlikely" stoats are living in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A new charge at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary is angering a tour operator who claims the fee discriminates against her customers.
A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a kakapo has two Dunedin residents wondering if they can top the experience.
An adult stoat that had been feeding on native wildlife and perplexing staff at Orokonui Ecosanctuary has been killed, along with its offspring.
In the second week of April, 25 South Island robins from Douglas fir plantations on the flanks of the Silverpeaks were liberated at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary - another milestone for the project, as Neville Peat reports.
They are keeping up their air of mystery but the kiwi at Orokonui Ecosanctuary are believed to be settling in well.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary founder and former chairman of the ecosanctuary trust, Raph Allen, warns about the dangers of proposed changes to the trust's constitution. They will be considered by trust members on Thursday.
Hopes Sirocco, the world-famous kakapo, will again boost visitor numbers and revenue for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary have been dashed.
The tuatara reintroduced a few months ago into a Dunedin forest are posing some interesting questions for researchers from the University of Otago, as Neville Peat reports.
The discovery of a takahe nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary may lead to a fertile pair of the birds being translocated to the enclosure.
Groups seeking funding from the Otago Regional Council have been reminded of its policy to consider "tangible" projects rather than operational expenditure.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary has reached another milestone in its fight against pests - it has finally eradicated the rats and mice.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary needs to be recognised as a place for Pakeha conservation ethics, Otago anthropologist Jill Hamel says.
Gift subscriptions, campervan advertising and an endowment fund are being considered to help make Orokonui Ecosanctuary financially sustainable.
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.
Being able to keep general rates from rising and reduce the Dunedin transport rate while still being able to support new walking track projects deserves a slap on the back for the Otago Regional Council, chairman Stephen Cairns says.
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.
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.