This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
In a suburb of Dunedin, a very dedicated vet-nurse runs a ‘hospital’ for injured New Zealand pigeon/ kererū. This video explains why kererū get in trouble and how she looks after them.
View the Kererū hospital video (4 minute clip on YouTube)
The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests.