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We’re back with Fiordland Kiwi Diaries at Shy Lake, to check up on how the young tokoeka are getting on in their first winter. It’s calm, clear and very frosty….

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It’s been an eventful few months for ranger Tim and his team studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake. Following last winter’s predator control operation the team are expecting to see their first kiwi chick reach one kilogram, what we tend to call a “stoat-safe weight”.

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We catch-up with Tim and the Fiordland Kiwi Diaries team who have been busy monitoring this season’s kiwi chicks. The season started full of hope, with recent stoat monitoring showing our winter Tiakina Ngā Manu operation dramatically reduced stoat numbers. The team headed into the hills to find out the outcome…

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