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Man drought over in Ark in the Park

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  • Started 4 years ago
  1. The manager of Ark in the Park just told me that we'll be getting a couple more kokako for the Ark in May. These fellas will be coming from Tiritiri Matangi. Hurrah!

    Here's the news item -

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. The release date has now been locked down - it's scheduled for next Saturday at around 10am. I'll keep you posted on this.To find out directions to the Casades Kauri park see here -

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. Here's the latest on the kokako release, which is scheduled for this Saturday.

    9.00 : people arrive at Dam Parking lot on Scenic Drive and start walking towards site. 35 -45 min walk. People requiring assistance with this, please let Maj De Poorter know at: as limited vehicle transport can be organised by Auckland Regional Council for those that would have difficulty walking there.
    Note the walk going there is all downhill, but the walk back is a continuous steep uphill walk for around 45mins.

    9.30 -ish : people arrive
    John Sumich on site to explain/confirm practicalities
    9.45 Birds and accompanying iwi arrive at site and formal hand-over processes
    10.00 Hazel Speed (DOC) explains to people how the release happens, birds offered food and water, shown, released.
    10.15: conclusion at site and explaining where the refreshments are
    10.20 : coffee, tea, biscuits and informal mingling (small marquee nearby)


    Waitakere Dam is 5-6 km from Swanson Railway Station. Keep driving through Swanson, up Scenic Drive - keep going - until you get to the Dam carpark (our Forest and Bird flag will be there).

    Posted 4 years ago #

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