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Thursday, 12 April 2018 04:35

Whio release at Little Maketawa Stream

Written by Peter Russell.
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Gentle hands: The birds go into the water. From left, Gordon John, Ben Erkes, Max Erkes, Greg Evans, Lyn Hassell and Emmal Neal. Gentle hands: The birds go into the water. From left, Gordon John, Ben Erkes, Max Erkes, Greg Evans, Lyn Hassell and Emmal Neal. Peter Russell
Freedom at last for the first 17 whio released this year into the Little Maketawa Stream at Egmont National Park. “It went well,” said Peter Russell.
 
A special karakia for all the birds was conducted by Sandy Parata from Ngati Runaui, before the birds were released.  And they were really happy to get into that water.
 
Mr Parata has been actively involved in the Egmont National Park whio reestablishment programme. 
 
Emily King, Senior Biodiversity Ranger  with DoC said “The success of our project would not have been possible without the support of the Central North Island Blue Duck Conservation Trust as they have been very committed and actively involved in the Egmont National Park whio reestablishment programme.”
 
 

 

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