27 Aug 2013

Moa cave discovery

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 27 August 2013

Northland man Ian Calder was out trapping possums on his lifestyle block in Whangarei when he stumbled across the entrance to a cave. The mouth of the cave was little more than a narrow gap in the ground beneath some rocks, but when Ian explored it further he made an amazing find - the skeletons of a family of moa, who may have been resting there for as long as 2000 years.