Archives For Takahē

After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the hot Southland summer, the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey is complete.

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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 and get a behind the scenes taste of what happens at the Burwood Takahē Centre – the hub of the takahē breeding programme in Te Anau.

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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 to offer.

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In light of the faecal incident on Whenua Hou recently, we wanted to share a few interesting native species poops.

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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 to tell us about her experience in the field for the second of a three-part series to show the work and results behind the survey.

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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.

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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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