Nearly half of the world’s dolphins and whales spend their time in New Zealand’s oceans. At least 26 species of whale and 15 species of dolphins can be spotted here. Here are some identification tricks to keep up you’re sleeve, if you’re fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of one!

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DOC staff Nicole Sutton volunteered to partake in a long-tailed bat/ pekapeka survey, near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the Queenstown area.

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Here are four handy tips that you, your whānau, and friends can follow to help do your part in protecting some of our native shorebirds species this summer.

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