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Join us for our 24th Fiordland Kiwi Diaries entry as we follow ranger Louise McLaughlin in her annual transmitter change mahi for some of our adult tokoeka, before Alert Level 4 lock down.

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Communication channels can be pretty hit and miss on Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island Nature Reserve and someone clearly didn’t pass the memo onto this kiwi that social distancing be applied between Kiwis not in your ‘bubble’

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The first clutch of this season’s tokoeka nests has finished at Shy Lake and seven chicks hatched in our monitored nests. As usual, we were down after dark in many layers of clothing, flask of tea by our side and head-torch at the ready, waiting for the young chicks to come out.

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