Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Kaka To Be Released Into Karori Sanctuary


Media Release and Photocall

Photocall: Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, along with children from Lyall Bay School, will help to release three juvenile kaka bred at Wellington Zoo into Karori Sanctuary.

Meet at 11am on Monday 11 June at Karori Sanctuary Visitor Centre.

Wellington Zoo kaka to be released into Karori Sanctuary

Wellington's kaka population is set to be three birds better off from Monday 11 June, when kaka chicks bred at Wellington Zoo are released at Karori Sanctuary.

A total of five North Island kaka chicks were hatched at the Zoo in December 2006, and the first three are being released into the Sanctuary on Monday.

'This is a fantastic opportunity for two Wellington conservation organisations to work together to help care for our native species,' said Zoo Forests Team Leader Suzette Nicholson.

'Some of our Zoo keepers volunteered at Karori Sanctuary during the kaka breeding season, monitoring nest boxes and helping to weigh and measure eggs. Karori Sanctuary offers our staff a great learning experience as a place to contribute to in situ conservation in urban Wellington,' said Suzette.

Effectively extinct in Wellington since the early 1900s, the gregarious and highly intelligent kaka has made a remarkable comeback since eleven birds were released into the Sanctuary between 2002 and 2004. The population now stands at over 70, and the birds are regularly seen in local gardens across the city. The introduction of Zoo-bred birds to the Sanctuary population will help to ensure the genetic diversity of this iconic species in Wellington.

'The kaka comeback is one of the Sanctuary's biggest success stories' said Sanctuary Marketing Coordinator Alan Dicks.

'We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Zoo to increase the diversity of our population and to ensure a stable future for this remarkable species in Wellington.'  

'It is great to see these two iconic Wellington institutions working together to help conserve our New Zealand native birds for urban Wellingtonians,' said Mayor Prendergast.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Insurers Up For More Payouts: Chch Property Investor Wins Policy Appeal In Supreme Court

Ridgecrest NZ, a property investor, has won an appeal in the Supreme Court over insurance cover provided by IAG New Zealand for a Christchurch building damaged in four successive earthquakes. More>>

ALSO:

Other Cases:

Royal Society: Review Finds Community Water Fluoridation Safe And Effective

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Croxley Calls Time On NZ Production In Face Of Cheap Imports

Croxley Stationery, whose stationery brands include Olympic, Warwick and Collins, plans to cease manufacturing in New Zealand because it has struggled to compete with lower-cost imports in a market where the printed word is giving way to electronic communications. More>>

ALSO:

Prefu Roundup: Forecasts Revised, Surplus Intact

The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take. More>>

ALSO:

Convention Centre: Major New SkyCity Hotel And Laneway For Auckland

Today SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited revealed plans to build a new hotel and pedestrian laneway of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping on land it owns in the Nelson and Hobson Streets block, expanding the SKYCITY Entertainment Precinct. More>>

ALSO:

Igniting The Spark: Bringing The Digital Enabler To Life

Changing a name is, relatively speaking, the easy part of a re-invention. Changing a culture, getting all the ducks in a row, turning yourself inside-out to become customer-inspired is a much bigger challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news