58 days ago

We Say/You Say: A kiwi century

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Taupō Times

Hi Taupō,

Would you support a predator-free, fenced area in an area near you?

A kiwi hatchery near Taupō has welcomed its 100th kiwi chick after opening just over a year ago.

The Crombie Lockwood Kiwi Burrow is a specialist facility which incubates, hatches and raises kiwi; preparing them for release in predator-free areas around the country.

While reaching this significant milestone, the facility also has 12 eggs in incubation and 17 chicks waiting to be released from the brooder room.

When kiwi chicks get to four-weeks-old, they will be released into Mountain Maungatautari predator-free sanctuary. The offspring of sanctuary kiwi are released into other parts of the North Island to establish new kiwi populations or to boost existing ones in predator-free areas.

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MetService issues Severe Weather Warning for Bay of Plenty

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UPDATE
April 21
9:53am

MetService has lifted the warning for Bay of Plenty and widespread heavy rain for much of the North Island has passed.
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There is the potential for flash flooding and damage to property tonight as a severe weather system passes through the Bay of Plenty region.

In a statement, MetService said that there was a chance of peak rates of 20mm to 30mm of rainfall per hour with thunderstorms possible from the deep low-pressure system.

Motorists are asked to exercise caution and drive to the conditions as visibility may be reduced.

The remainder of the North Island should be covered by heavy falls by early Wednesday as the low moves southeast over New Zealand.

To keep up to date with the latest weather information, please go to the MetService Severe Weather Information page.

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