A national first – the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park turns 20
26 February 2020
Happy Birthday Hauraki Gulf Marine Park! Twenty years ago today, New Zealand established its first, and only, national park of the sea - the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/Ko te Pātaka kai o Tīkapa Moana.
Takahē Awareness Month
08 April 2019
April is Takahē Awareness Month. Find out what’s happening and how you can join the celebration - see a takahē or learn about a piece of New Zealand conservation history.
The rediscovery of the takahē – seventy years on
20 November 2018
November 20 marks the 70th anniversary of the rediscovery of the takehē - we take a look back at seven decades of progress, preservation and recovery.
Takahē: Return to the wild
30 August 2018
For nearly 70 years a group of passionate and dedicated people have been working hard to ensure takahē are never again considered extinct. Although the people have changed, the mission of returning takahē to the wild - having takahē roaming the native grasslands of mainland New Zealand - has always remained the same. Since rediscovery in 1948, Takahē Recovery has taken many forms and exists as one of the longest standing and progressive conservation stories in the world.