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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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Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds.

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On this day in 1948, Dr Geoffrey Orbell rediscovered the takahē in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains. Today we celebrate their rediscovery with a tribute to the takahē.

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Our photo of the week is from a different perspective. Here’s a close up of takahē plumage as captured by DOC’s own Herb Christophers.

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DOC intern Partnerships Ranger Sian Moffitt shares her story about new chicks at the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary near Taupo.

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We look back at our native species that have captured the attention of the internet world this year.

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Meet the two takahē who are living the retired couple’s dream living on a world class golf course in Taupo.

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