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23-03-2015
Two more critically endangered Takahē have been released at Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. The new birds, named Kikorango and Whito, came from Mana Island and have raised the population of Takahē at the Open Sanctuary to eleven.

06-10-2014
Ten critically endangered Takahē have been released at Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary as part of the programme to ensure the survival of this amazing native bird. Hundreds of people gathered to see the birds and participate in a ceremony that recognised the significance of the birds for Ngāi Tahu and the value of partnerships in conservation.

12-08-2014
There’s a new attraction at Tāwharanui: a fake gannet colony has been established with the aim of attracting the real thing. A team of enthusiastic volunteers set up the new ‘colony’ of sixteen plastic decoys together with nest mounds and a sound system playing gannet calls.

26-05-2014
One of New Zealand's most threatened birds, the takahē, will soon be coming to Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary.

12-08-2013

The Annual General Meeting of the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc. is to be held at 1pm on Sunday, 1st September 2013 at the Woolshed, Tawharanui Regional Park.



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