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The year of the penguin

The year of the penguin

New Zealand’s Bird Of The Year has finished with the mighty Hoiho being voted as the country’s favourite bird. The yellow-eyed penguin’s victory was a huge result for all seabirds.

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Returning to the nest

Returning to the nest

We often talk about what it means to welcome wild birds into the family.
What better time to think about what this actually means than the holiday season, when many kiwi families are flying back to reunite with their loved ones?

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What’s on the menu: Willowbank

What’s on the menu:
Willowbank

Willowbank is an iconic wildlife sanctuary different generations of Kiwis (quite literally) have grown up with. With an incredibly diverse range of wildlife the park’s team needs to always ensure feed is exactly suited to each individual animal.

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Lucky Duck makes happy ducks

Lucky Duck makes
happy ducks

We’re seeing evidence that there’s a lot less bread being fed to ducks both in backyards and local parks and gardens around New Zealand. This is great news!

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Caring for the kororā

Caring for the kororā

Every year it seems we hear of yet another disastrous event that affects our local kororā population. From dog and cat predators to choking on plastic, oil spills to overfishing, the threats against this small sea birds are plentiful. Here’s how you can help protect them…

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Our completely balanced Bird Of The Year guide

Our completely balanced
Bird Of The Year guide

Last year the general mindset seemed to be “Gee – they’re all alike, I’ll just give my Bird Of The Year vote to the first penguin I come across.” That’s why we’ve written this short and completely impartial guide on who to vote for. Here are your choices…

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Planning your planting

Planning your planting

If you’re anything like us these recent weekends will have been spent in the backyard tidying up and planting now that spring is here. Check out our short guide to getting the most from your garden.

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