Rangers' hut on Codfish Island/Whenua Hou

Image: Andrew Digby | DOC


Expertise and a little Kiwi ingenuity keep the lights on and the motors running on Codfish island/Whenua Hou.

Date:  15 June 2018

Whenua Hou is a powerhouse for Kākāpō Recovery but running power on this remote southern island can be tricky.

Luckily our friends at Meridian Energy are here to help. Meridian has been Kākāpō Recovery's national partner since 2016, helping fund research and pioneering conservation techniques that help preserve this taonga species.

Meridian staff have volunteered hundreds of hours to Kākāpō Recovery, including 240 hours of specialist expertise making sure Whenua Hou's power system is fit for purpose.

With the 2018/19 kākāpō breeding season looking like the biggest one yet, it’s great to have the team at Meridian helping us hit the ground running. Check out the video to see more. 

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