Tag: Fairy Tern

DOC steps up for fairy tern

10:16 Mon, 12 Oct

Fairy terns enjoyed a successful breeding season last year. A rare fairy tern chick that Department of Conservation (DOC) staff carefully nurtured with supplementary feeding...

War birds scramble to aid endangered Mangawhai seabirds

13:51 Mon, 17 Aug

Mangawhai’s dunes resembled a desert war zone with helicopters and ground crew. Airlifted shell was dredged from Marsden Point. Two military helicopters airlifted tonnes of...

Fairy tern prospects brighten as chick numbers rise

10:29 Tue, 18 Feb

Two fairy tern chicks were hatched at Te Arai this season. Photo, Ayla Wiles. After a five year battle, the controversial weir at Te Arai...

Court directs urgent action to save fairy tern

11:47 Mon, 18 Nov

The Environment Court has ruled that a weir installed by developer Te Arai North Limited (TANL) threatens the food source of New Zealand’s most endangered...

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