Whio release, Tongariro National Trout Centre

Image: Sarah O'Sullivan | ©


March is Whio Awareness Month.


Whio Awareness Month is celebrated during March, when young adult whio which have been reared in captivity are released back into the wild. We celebrate the month with stories, events and competitions through our partnership with Genesis in the Whio Forever Programme.

Colouring competition

This year, a colouring competition is being run with categories for both Juniors and Seniors.

Enter the 2019 whio colouring competition

Entries close 12 April 2019.

Whio Awareness  Month on the blog

Stories about whio

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