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Each year children from Hāpaitia Kōhanga perform a fundraiser kapa haka performance to raise money for whio protection in the Ōroua Valley.

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150 rubber whio/blue ducks were released on to the Upukerora River, in Te Anau, for the Great Fiordland Whio Race last weekend. The race was part of the Fiordland whio family fun day, celebrating Whio Awareness Month.

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Catching whio, releasing kiwi, flying in helicopters and rafting the rapids — Palmerston North student Sarah Ridsdale tells us all about her ‘Great Whio Adventure’ in Tongariro National Park.

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A bumper whio/blue duck breeding season has seen over 25 juvenile ducks released on West Coast rivers over the last couple of weeks.

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Whio census

Nina Mercer —  30/12/2014

In an effort to get a more accurate picture of the total numbers of whio in the Ruahines, whio protection volunteers are carrying out a whio census in the Ruahines from now until June

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Today, the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry, and the Chief Executive of Genesis Energy, Albert Brantley, will open the new whio rearing facility at the Tongariro National Trout Centre near Turangi.

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Then: “You’re good at killing things and saving things, but your information management is too hit and miss…”. Now: the project connected to that conversation is up for an award for its new information management app.

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