21 Jan 2020

Teenage takahe taunt Tawharanui Park rangers

From First Up, 5:46 am on 21 January 2020

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Some teenage runaway takahe have added to the busy summer workload of rangers at Tawharanui Regional park.

The open sanctuary, is home to nine takahe, kiwi, pateke, kakariki, saddlebacks and robins.

Over the summer season it has as many as 290 campers staying every night as well as daytime visitors to its white sand beaches and ecological trail. It means summer is a particularly busy time for rangers, as First Up's Ellie Jay and Lydia Batham found out.