This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
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(4 minute clip on YouTube)
The largest seabird in the world, the Northern royal albatross is a graceful giant with a wing span of over three metres.
Located on the windswept end of the Otago Peninsula, Taiaroa Head or Pukekura is world renown as the only mainland colony of albatross in the Southern Hemisphere.