The return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne

The return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne

The return of Pūkaha to Rangitāne    by Rachael Dell   Pūkaha was once known as ‘the great domain of Whātonga’ – Te Tapere Nui o Whātonga. The forest was lush and dense and stretched from the mountains north of Dannevirke, across to the Ruahine Ranges and back down to...
Our Newest Arrival

Our Newest Arrival

Our Newest Arrival by Alex Wall Photos: Tara Swan Which bird is black and tan and rarely seen in any New Zealand forest? Need some clues?  Once common throughout the North Island, its numbers were decimated by the introduction of rats and stoats that arrived...
Our Oldest Inhabitants

Our Oldest Inhabitants

Our Oldest Inhabitants   by Alex Wall Tuatara are sometimes referred to as ‘Living Fossils’ because the oldest fossils of Tuatara are found in rocks from the Jurassic age – 180 million years ago. That means that the ancestors of Rewa and Taku were around at the time...

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