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A second chance for a lucky kiwi in Kaikohe - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 1:32pm

A second chance for a lucky kiwi in Kaikohe
New Zealand Herald
Andrew Mentor, from Kiwi Coast, said the bird had been caught not far from the cycle trail tunnel, but the outcome had been very good, thanks to the trapper's prompt action. There were quite a few kiwi in the reserve, and predator control would be ...

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Kiwi trapped in Kaikohe loses toe but lives another day - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 12:02pm

Kiwi trapped in Kaikohe loses toe but lives another day
New Zealand Herald
A kiwi caught in a possum leg-hold trap is ''very lucky'' it only lost a toe and could be returned to the wild, a DoC ranger says. The young male kiwi was released in Kaikohe Reserve, off Reservoir Rd on the town's outskirts, on Tuesday after a ...

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Controversy over calls to axe bird-catching tree, the native parapara - Stuff.co.nz

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:30am

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Controversy over calls to axe bird-catching tree, the native parapara
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He said he would like garden centres to stop selling the plants to help out bird populations. "I know it's a New Zealand native tree, but to me personally, with the amount of native bird those trees claim every year, I don't think they're worth having ...

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Bad weather washes up baby penguins onto Auckland's North Shore beaches - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 12:29pm

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Bad weather washes up baby penguins onto Auckland's North Shore beaches
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"I don't normally get [birds coming in] like this," Durrant said. "This sudden easterly gale has caused havoc on the sea and on the land. It's blown them all off course." Baby penguins have also turned up on beaches in Northland and on Waiheke Island ...

Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:46am

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Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches
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When recovered take them back to the beach, preferably an estuary, and let them go. "Anyone finding weak blue penguins should put them up in the dunes or grass bank where there is shelter and away from the high tides. Once they have recovered they will ...

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Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:46am

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Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches
Stuff.co.nz
When recovered take them back to the beach, preferably an estuary, and let them go. "Anyone finding weak blue penguins should put them up in the dunes or grass bank where there is shelter and away from the high tides. Once they have recovered they will ...

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Rare white swallow takes up residence in Whangarei garden - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00am

Rare white swallow takes up residence in Whangarei garden
New Zealand Herald
One swallow does not a summer make - which seems to be the case for a white swallow spotted in Whangarei whose pale feathers seem more suited to a snowy winter. The white welcome swallow first appeared at Bushra Smith's farm in Kaigoose Valley three ...

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