The takahē is an iconic New Zealand species that needs ongoing protection to ensure its survival.
As a proudly New Zealand owned and operated company, Mitre 10 are committed to helping ensure takahē remain a part of New Zealand culture for future generations.
Mitre 10 have been supporting the Takahē Recovery Programme since 2005, and over the years have helped grow the takahē population through helping DOC to:
- purchase incubators for hatching at the Burwood Takahē Centre at Te Anau
- construct new holding pens and enclosures so chicks can grow to a size that improves their chances of survival once they are released back into the wild
- develop vaccination and disease risk screening programmes to prevent illness in takahē
- improve the monitoring and control of takahē predators particularly stoats
- upgrade breeding units at the Burwood Takahē Centre
- move takahē to safe predator free islands – Kapiti, Maud, Mana, Tiritiri Matangi and Motutapu.