Tui Nature Reserve updates from 2008 - 2016

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Progress this year

In January, 8 of our Yellow-crowned Kakariki chicks were released at the Abel Tasman National Park– Project Janszoon.
Another 8 chicks have left the nestbox, however they may be used to create new pairs for the next breeding season.

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Kakariki

  • In January, 8 of our Yellow-crowned Kakariki chicks were released at the Abel Tasman National Park– Project Janszoon.
    Another 8 chicks have left the nestbox, however they may be used to create new pairs for the next breeding season.
    www.stuff.co.nz/environment/76290402/bird-breeding-programme-success-for-marlborough-sounds-nature-reserve
  • Young Giant Weta are also ready to go, some of them will be released on predator free Marlborough Sounds islands over on the Queen Charlotte side. The remaining Giant Weta will be used for breeding purposes for the following season.
  • Great progress has been made on the fence with the help of donated time and money to barge in a digger and contractor. They cleared part of the fence line which saved a lot of time and holes were also drilled for the remaining posts. The fence will be completed by the end of the year.
  • We have come up with a plan to build modular (re-locatable) aviaries, and are currently trying to find sponsors/funding providers to cover the cost of building them. It is our aim to double the aviary capacity so we can potentially breed fifty Kakariki per year.

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Leona and Ellen Plaisier taking the Kakariki from the aviaries at Tui Nature Reserve

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Rosemary vander Lee taking the birds from Ellen Plaisier

Tui Nature Reserve updates from 2008 - 2016

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Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

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Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough