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Helping Rotorua's freshwater species

By Caraline Abbott, Partnerships Ranger, Rotorua

There’s a lot riding on Rotorua’s lakes. As well as being home to precious species like koaro and dabchicks / weweia… 651 more words

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The call of the morepork

By Clare Moore, Partnerships Ranger, Wairau

One of the most common native animal sounds heard in our forests at night time is the call of the… 277 more words

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Photo of the week: Shortfinned eels

Shortfinned eels—whether evoking ick or awe—are undoubtedly amazing creatures that deserve today’s Photo of the Week profile.

Earlier this week around 50 shortfinned eels were… 90 more words

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New home for Christchurch geckos

By Rachel Brown, Partnerships Ranger, Christchurch

Last November Christchurch City Council applied to DOC for permission to move up to 200 Canterbury geckos from the Crater Rim bluffs above Sumner Road to a new home in Riccarton Bush. 300 more words

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Photo of the week: Antipodes Island parakeet

Today’s photo of the week is of an Antipodes Island parakeet at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

Six female parakeets became the newest residents at the National Wildlife Centre in the Wairarapa last week. 76 more words

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they're everywhere, they're everywhere!

This pretty face was waiting by my car as I left the school,  this evening.

Honestly, kangaroos and wallabies do not hop down our main streets. 8 more words


Kakadu’s grasshopper population healthy

One of Kakadu’s iconic species – the brightly-coloured Leichhardts grasshopper is showing healthy populations across a number of survey sites. In 2012 a large, hot bushfire occurred and we expected to see less alyurr the following year. 193 more words

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