Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff are asking for suggestions for names for two kaka chicks hatched from the same mother at this season.
Up to 25 South Island robins will be translocated from commercial forest plantations in Flagstaff and the Silver Peaks to Orokonui Ecosanctuary later this week.
One year after the jewelled geckos were released at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, their survival and breeding is encouraging, general manager Chris Baillie says.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff hope to meet demand from visitors and allow people to take self-guided tours by the end of February.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has responded to criticism of its pricing after an ODT reader complained tickets were too expensive for her and her family.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary has exceeded all expectations - a 307ha sanctuary for native flora and fauna, protected from exotic predators. Rebecca Fox looks at the history of the project initiated by the Otago Natural History Trust.
It is a moment that has been more than two decades in the making, and for Dr Ralph Allen, Friday's opening of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's visitor and education centre will be a worthy tribute to the people who have worked on the project.