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Meet the team:Samara Allardice

Meet the team:
Samara Allardice

In 2020 we needed someone to ensure Topflite was looking good and flying high – someone with the expertise to creatively share the sights and stories within our work. Enter Samara Allardice, who had shifted north with her young family to spread her wings in Oamaru…

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Seeds of thought

Seeds of thought

We’re taught from an early age that birds need trees to live in. But so too do trees often need birds to survive. There are some great examples of birds helping to grow valuable areas of forest. Take the pink-necked green pigeon of South-East Asia for instance…

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Navigating by a new Star: Part 2

Navigating by a new Star: Part 2

Here’s the second part of the fascinating story behind a pre-pilot study coming out of Otago – one that seeks to provide New Zealand’s homes with a Gardenstar rating for the biodiversity of their property.

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Meet the team:Laura Cornford

Meet the team:
Laura Cornford

Laura Cornford couldn’t foresee the change and upheaval ahead when she first arrived at Topflite at the end of 2019. Thankfully she had the wherewithal to meet all the challenges of a very strange 2020 and is now in her element working with a wide variety of customers.

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Beautiful bunnies

Beautiful bunnies

In April some of our retailers put in the extra effort on their rabbit feed displays as part of our big bunny promotion. After all this great work we couldn’t resist sharing some of the fantastic results.

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A feather in Dunedin’s cap

A feather in Dunedin’s cap

Bok bok book it in your calendar – the New Zealand Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird National Show arrives in Dunedin for three fun-filled days from the 28th of May.

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Our world of nature

Our world of nature

Busy bees, millions of trees and… killer hedgehogs too. 20 million ways an important harbour is getting some much-needed help. Kaipara Harbour has the longest harbour shoreline in the Southern Hemisphere. Our biggest enclosed estuarine harbour also has an equally...

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A new energy feed mix!

A new energy
feed mix!

What to give your backyard birds an extra special treat? Our new energy truffle and cake products provide a real cherry on top. Except the cherry’s mealworms – and they’re all the way through. So really, in the eyes of your feathered friends, they’re even better than a cherry!

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Navigating by a new Star

Navigating by a new Star

Over the last six months the launch of an exciting new conservation initiative has seen researchers at the University of Otago walking into the backyards of 78 homes to check out and mark down what’s growing where.

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Our world of nature

Our world of nature

Here’s some great news, particularly considering April is Takahē Awareness month! Fifteen takahē have been released into the Kahurangi National Park to join their friends there.

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Bird feeder maintenance tips

Bird feeder maintenance tips

Just how do you maintain a bird feeder? As they are made from different materials there is no specific method that covers everything. However the most important thing you can do with your feeder is ensure it’s regularly cleaned. Here are a few simple tips…

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