Watch a video about New Zealand’s tuatara and find out how the tuatara ‘headstart’ programme works.


Note: Meet the Locals is no longer on TVNZ. We are in the process of making it available on our own channels.

New Zealand’s tuatara has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Unfortunately, it is no longer found on the mainland, due to introduced predators.

View the Tuatara video
(4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)

Click this image from the Tuatara clip to view the video. Image copyright: TVNZ.
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