If you love the coast you’ll love this bird! From the harbour islands to the South Coast and even in the heart of the city, the Little Blue Penguin shares some of our favourite places. As they waddle up beaches with flippers outstretched, we can’t help but love them. It’s the world’s smallest penguin at […]
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Being a New Zealand bank, it was only appropriate for us to select the yellow-eyed penguin since it appears on the New Zealand $5 bill. Click here for The Co-operative’s Bank Yellow-eyed penguin video. Let’s be honest – it takes something special to make it onto one of the nation’s most popular pieces of paper. […]
Border collie-cross Manu joined her owner, lizard expert Marieke Lettink, at the Denniston BioBlitz on March 2-4 to track down skinks and geckos. Manu reveals how she copes as a canine superstar. Q: What’s it like being a lizard dog? A: The best job in the world, I get to run around and search for lizards […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the karearea (NZ Falcon) & Co leader for the Maori Party, Pita Sharples. In 1986, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the te reo Maori claim. Claimants argued that the language was a taonga which the Crown was obliged to protect under the Treaty’s second article, and it had failed to do so. They […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the whio and Forest & Bird’s Marketing and Promotions Project Manager, Phil Bilbrough The whio (or Blue Duck) is a seriously cool bird. It lives in white water. It is a torrent duck, and how cool is that? If kayaking is a cool whitewater sport but it is just a sport, then […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the Tui and Co-leader of the Green Party, Russel Norman. To vote in our Bird of the Year competition, please go here . Polls close on November 25th.
Blogger: Campaign Managers for the kākā: ZEALANDIA ecosanctuary and Forest & Bird’s Conservation Advocate Nic Vallance. Kākā are making a comeback and the world is a better place for it. You just can’t stay grumpy when you’re watching a bunch of them playing in the trees. Go on, try it. Good looking, smart, great […]
Blogger: Campaign Manager for the Ruru & Leader of the Labour Party, Phill Goff Okay so a group of tui is an ecstasy. I get that. Actually I like that. But there’s no way I’m barracking for that big ego-ed, Matt Preston of a bird. Hell no. The ruru is my avian hero. And appropriately […]
Guest blogger: Campaign manager for the White-faced Storm Petrel, Chris Gaskin We’ve all been amazed by the trans-Pacific journeys of godwits, Alaskan breeders that make their way to our shores. For my mind, the migration journey’s prize must go to this bird – the white-faced storm petrel – my contender for Bird of the Year. […]