Archives For whio

March is Whio Awareness Month! Our biodiversity rangers kicked off the month by removing bands from whio in the Whirinaki River. 

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Come behind the scenes and into the jobs and personalities of the people who work at DOC. Today we’re profiling Alice Hales, a whio crèche volunteer based at Tongariro National Trout Centre.

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Our rangers and volunteers celebrated a lovely Valentine’s Day gift in the form of whio ducklings.

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Meet one of our Senior Biodiversity Rangers Ali! She’s worked with some of New Zealand’s most unique species including whio, kiwi and short tailed bats. We asked on Instagram if you had any questions for Ali about her work and we were overwhelmed with the amount of questions we received!

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What’s the link between an ancient genus of duck which can cruise below the water like a submarine and a Toyota Kiwi Guardian site? Ranger Abi Whitman explores. 

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Massey University student, Victoria Buckley, tells us about her opportunity to work at the Whio Crèche in Turangi over the past summer.

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Biodiversity Ranger Daniel Sawyers share with us his work in the Buller District, which is home to many of our native species, including whio/blue ducks.

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