Archives For Blue Duck

Eight year-old Olive Paterson was the winner of the recent ‘Find a Whio’ competition and won an exciting trip for herself and her family in Tongariro last month.

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DOC and Genesis Energy have launched the “Find a Whio” competition, an online treasure hunt to track down a virtual whio/blue duck.

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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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