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28th September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Pidge the oldest kererū returns to his nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed up at the National Kiwi Hatchery in the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex in Rotorua late last month. It was spotted on the ground nibbling a tree sapling and oblivious to the noise…

Lore versus law

When Ngāpuhi leader Raneira (Sonny) Tau was caught with five dead kererū at Invercargill Airport, it set off a nationwide media storm which highlighted the rift between indigenous rights and conservationists. But what did they think at Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka? After all the alleged crime took place in their takiwā. Kaituhi Mark Revington reports. For…

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