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2016/17 fluttering shearwater breeding season ends

The 2016/17 fluttering shearwater breeding season has come to a very successful end. Three chicks were born and all successfully fledged. This compares to just one chick in 2014/15 and another in 2015/16. ... Read More >

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Fauna | Stories

Gull Banding 2015 – 2016

What with the weather not playing its part and some key people not being available, we still managed to have two separate groups of volunteers doing what they could to band as many Black-backed Gull chicks as possible. ... Read More >


Mutton birds on Matiu/Somes Island

While walking around the island at midnight on the 24th of January 2016 showing some friends the local nightlife (Tuatara, Giant Weta and Little Blue Penguins), I heard and recorded a seabird calling from the ground. ... Read More >

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A Perfect Rainbow!!

How's this for a great message from the sky!!
Right over the DOC Ranger's office!! ... Read More >

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Be In To Win

Nature Connections has a new video covering Matiu/Somes Island and other nature locations in the region. ... Read More >

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Nature Connection Videos

Here are videos developed by Nature Connections, which publicise Matiu/Somes Island and some of its fauna ... Read More >

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