19 Feb 2019

Te Arai golf course trust funds fairy tern research

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 19 February 2019

A trust set up by the American golfing billionaire Ric Kayne is funding genetic research on the country's rarest bird - the fairy tern. Mr Kayne built the Tara Iti golf course near Mangawhai, and the beaches where the tiny birds nest each spring. But despite intensive efforts to help them - it's been a disastrous breeding season.