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Liz Carlson, of the popular travel blog Young Adventuress, shares 10 things you may not know about our endangered blue duck for Whio Awareness Month.

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We follow the work over a season with the Whio Recovery Programme at the Central Southern Alps Security Site.

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Whio Awareness Month in March saw over 200 blue rubber ducks race down Te Anau’s Upukerora River for the ‘Great Fiordland Whio Race’.

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Our photo of the week is of the Great Fiordland Whio Race on Te Anau’s Upukerora River last weekend.

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Whio Awareness Month got off to an early start with the release of six blue duck/whio on Mount Taranaki last Friday.

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Eight year-old Olive Paterson was the winner of the recent ‘Find a Whio’ competition and won an exciting trip for herself and her family in Tongariro last month.

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Today’s photo of the week is a whio starting the journey to a new home in Mount Aspiring National Park.

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