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Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Gouland Downs, Great Walks, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand Government, Partnerships, Public Sector, Takahē, translocations  /  Comments Off on Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Wandering in the wild: the Kahurangi takahē By Julie Harvey, Takahē Advocacy Ranger. There are takahē wandering in the wild in Kahurangi National Park! This was the first thought that popped into my head this morning. This is so remarkable as they weren’t there over […]

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Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment & Resource Management, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, native bird, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, Takahē, takehe, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha!

Source: Green Party Headline: Takahē returning to Kahurangi: Kia kaha! They’re big, blue, beautiful and will hopefully breed. Fingers and toes are crossed that a group of takahē will settle into life in Kahurangi National Park after being released on March 20. The Department of Conservation released 18 birds onto the Gouland Downs near Heaphy […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

By   /  February 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the bizarrely hot, Southland summer, the majority of the wild takahē territories have been searched. This has completed the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey. […]

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Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Burwood, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Three days at the Burwood Takahē Centre By Karlene Taylor, Department of Conservation Not many people can say they have had a hands-on experience with takahē but last month, I was lucky enough to travel to Fiordland to learn more about the Takahē Recovery Programme […]

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The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Camping, canterbury, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Islands, National parks, Native animals, Nelson/Marlborough, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand hikes, New Zealand road trip, new zealand walks, Otago, Public Sector, Recreation, Regions, South Island road trip, Southland, Takahē, Walking/hiking/tramping, West Coast, Where to go in New Zealand, Where to go in the South Island  /  Comments Off on The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The ultimate two-week South Island, New Zealand itinerary Planning on visiting our scenic South Island? This two-week road trip itinerary will help you make the most of your visit to the rugged south, and includes some of the best walks and hikes New Zealand has […]

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Nuggets from our natives

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, grasshoppers, Kakapo, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, poo, Public Sector, Takahē, Whenua Hou  /  Comments Off on Nuggets from our natives

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nuggets from our natives Poo matters in conservation. Especially when that poo may have come from an invasive species. This was the case on Whenua Hou recently. Rangers became quite worried when a small dropping was found on the pest-free island sanctuary near Stewart Island. […]

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The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains Survey: Finding takahē in the field Over the past 6 weeks the Te Anau based Takahē Recovery Rangers have been in the field walking alpine tussock areas in search of the wild takahē population of the Murchison Mountains. We caught up with Julie Harvey […]

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The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Fiordland, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Regions, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: wild takahē populations Over the past 6 weeks the Te Anau based Takahē Recovery Rangers have been walking alpine tussock areas in search of the wild takahē population of the Murchison Mountains. This is the first of a three-part series to show the […]

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The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaka, Kakapo, KEA, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators. For a start, many of them can’t fly, a serious disadvantage when your enemies are land-based. New Zealand’s flighless […]

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7 unusual traits our native species have

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Unique animals  /  Comments Off on 7 unusual traits our native species have

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 7 unusual traits our native species have Isolated from the rest of the world on a little island in the Pacific, we New Zealanders sometimes do things differently from the rest of the world. This can be great (we pioneered the women’s vote and bungy […]

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Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Photo of the week, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds. In a whirlwind trip, Mr Branson was treated to a personal […]

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A tribute to the takahē

By   /  November 20, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Takahē Recovery  /  Comments Off on A tribute to the takahē

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A tribute to the takahē In the early twentieth century takahē were thought to be extinct – but on this day in 1948, Dr Geoffrey Orbell rediscovered a population in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains. The takahē is a relic from a time when gigantic moa roamed the forests […]

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