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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

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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The why, how and hay-now of rabbit nutrition

The why, how and
hay-now of rabbit nutrition

It takes more than a fresh patch of grass to keep your rabbit in tip-top shape. A large percentage of rabbit health problems are caused by inadequate nutrition and poor diet. Dental, gut, skin, eye, urinary and behavioural issues can quickly flare up if your bunny isn’t fed properly. Here are a few tips every rabbit owner should know about keeping rabbits healthy and avoiding a trip to the vet.

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Nurtured by nature

Nurtured by nature

After a big and very busy start to the year some of our Topflite family took an opportunity to recharge on the Routeburn Track. There they were greeted by some of New Zealand’s wonderful native birds.

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Kākāpō soars…

Kākāpō soars…

Since introducing the Soar Initiative in 2020 we have provided support both for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary on the north coast of Dunedin and for Forest & Bird’s efforts around New Zealand. Now we’re proud to share the news of our most recent Soar recipient – the Kākāpō Recovery Programme.

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What’s that bird?

What’s that bird?

Don’t recognise the difference in song between a robin and a rock wren? Can’t tell a kea call from a kōkako? We’ve got just the website for you…

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A legend departs

A legend departs

While we’ve grown a bit in recent times Topflite is still at heart a tight-knit, family-run business. Most of our team have been with us for years and years. This makes it all the more difficult when one of the team leaves – the gap they leave is considerable.

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Living the little lake life

Living the little lake life

In the heat of summer your local birdlife needs a reliable chill-out spot, a space they can drink and wash in. It’s good for them and it’s great for nature lovers too.

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Meet the team: Trish Murphy

Meet the team:
Trish Murphy

Described by the team as a ‘powerhouse’, Trish is the first to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in. Her hard working, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude has been instrumental to our continued success particularly as we negotiated the challenges of 2020.

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