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Before the Auckland region went into Alert Level 3 COVID-19 response, that limited our conservation field work, the New Zealand Defence Force swooped in to help us and the New Zealand fairy tern/tara iti, by supporting the creation of man-made shell nesting sites in Mangawhai and Papakanui, north of Auckland.

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Every summer, a small team of dedicated rangers and volunteers goes into full alert at the slightest hint of a summer storm, or king tide, in order to protect our most endangered bird, the tara iti/fairy tern.

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