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Takahē mission in the Murchison Mountains

By Helen Dodson, Takahē Engagement Ranger

What do an All Black and a DOC takahē ranger have in common? Tricky footwork and some good catching skills! 491 more words

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Photo of the week: Duvaucel's gecko

New Zealand’s largest lizard, and one of the world’s largest geckos, moved onto Motuihe Island this week.

100 Duvaucel’s geckos joined other threatened wildlife already on Motuihe, as part of an ecological restoration programme being implemented by the… 79 more words

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Codfish Island – a 'land before time'

I’ve recently returned from Codfish Island/Whenua Hou where I spent a week helping rangers from DOC’s Kākāpō Recovery team. While I was there I was lucky enough to experience the… 698 more words

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Wingspan’s raptor research depository

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre in Rotorua is well known for education and advocacy associated with New Zealand birds of prey, but less is known about their raptor research depository, which is a valuable resource for DOC’s work. 383 more words

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News from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

By Lyndon Perriman, Head Ranger at Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Perfect weather for young albatross chicks

Summer in Dunedin didn’t seem to stay around for long this year, but I wasn’t complaining. 498 more words

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Hatch day for new kākāpō chick

I’ve just come back from spending a week on Codfish Island/Whenua Hou down by Stewart Island helping the Kākāpō Recovery Team with the important work they do to look after those mossy green parrots. 394 more words

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