30 Sep 2010

Joint move to save kiwi

6:10 am on 30 September 2010

The Orokonui Eco-sanctuary in Dunedin, the Department of Conservation and two South Island runanga have joined forces to save an endangered species of kiwi.

Eco-sanctuary chair Neville Peat says only about 350 Haast tokoeka remain in their South Westland habitat.

He told Waatea News that three or four breeding pairs will be moved to a predator-proof enclosure in the sanctuary.