breed for release programme

Park climbs off the canvas

By GUY WILLIAMS The long-term survival of Queenstown’s only wildlife park looks more assured after a financial lifeline from the government. The Kiwi Birdlife Park on Brecon Street is one of 28 similar facilities around the country that’ll get a slice...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown park for rare birds and reptiles is critically endangered itself. Opened 34 years ago, Kiwi Birdlife Park's a widely-acclaimed conservation park entirely funded by visitors, who of course stopped coming when the Covid-19 lockdown happened in...

Russell’s namesake

Queenstown's Kiwi Birdlife Park's newest resident's been named after his adopted grandad. Park boss Paul Kavanagh says Russell, a South Island kaka chick, has been named in honour of Southlander Russell Evans, who died in July, "an amazingly dedicated and...
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