15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

The Department of Conservation Takahē Recovery team partnered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Fulton Hogan to release the 15 birds into Kahurangi National Park. The Takahē breed was released into Kahurangi in 2018. It was the first attempt to generate a new wild population. “It’s challenging to establish...

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61-year-old David originally reported missing, located after not returning from tramp – West Coast

61-year-old David originally reported missing, located after not returning from tramp – West Coast

Police advised the press that 61-year-old David Jensen was reported as missing since Saturday, February 20, from a tramping trip near Hokitika on the West Coast. Authorities believed David left the area of Lake Coleridge, intending to go for a tramp through the Mingo Pass. Reports indicated that he was...

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Pike River Mine: Remote Camera fails to enter through three different pipes

Pike River Mine: Remote Camera fails to enter through three different pipes

A remote camera was deployed into 300mm pipes at Pike River Mine yesterday. The camera was successfully deployed into each pipe but it was unable to penetrate rubble and rockfall as each pipe contained extensive damage. Police said they will not be releasing any images or video from the camera...

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Westland District Council receives $1million funding boost

Westland District Council receives $1million funding boost

The Westland District Council will be getting a funding boost of $1million that was followed by an announcement from the Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones. Funding for the Council will go towards the renovation of community halls and war memorials, improving the infrastructure and making them more modern....

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