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    New hihi colony established at Rotokare in Taranaki

    One of New Zealand’s rarest bush birds, the hihi or stitchbird, has returned to Taranaki after 130 years. Forty hihi were released into the bush at Rotokare Scenic Reserve near Eltham on Sunday, sanctuary manager Simon Collins said. The birds, 20 males and 20 females, were translocated from Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf. Full article […]

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    Translocating people along with hihi

    The highlight of this season for hihi conservation has been establishing a seventh population, hihi have once again been returned to the mainland; this time to Taranaki. After spending the breeding season on Tiritiri Matangi it seemed like an obvious progression for me to move to Taranaki with the birds. To quote John, I have […]

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