Bird of the Year 2013 – Vote for Hutton’s shearwater!



It’s Forest & Bird’s annual Bird Of The Year competition again!

Head over to the Bird of the Year website and vote for our special seabird, the endangered Hutton’s shearwater.

Welcome Home event – September 2013

Welcome Home Hutton’s shearwater/Kaikoura titi!

Our Hutton’s are coming home for the summer (from their over wintering in Australian coastal waters) for their 2013 breeding season.

Help us celebrate their return in true market style – we will be at the very popular ‘School Yard Market.’

Saturday 21 September 2013, 9am – 1pm, Kaikoura Primary School, The Esplanade.

Come and join in the festivities; there will be something for everyone, young and old. We look forward to seeing you there!


Farewell event – April 2013

Sunday morning 7 April 2013

Join us for a sensational autumn morning at the Kaikoura Peninsula colony to farewell the Hutton’s shearwaters as they depart for the winter.

6.45 am

  • Gather at South Bay Reserve

7.00 am

  • Walk to Kaikoura Peninsula colony for the Farewell ceremony.
  • Return to South Bay Coastguard building for a BBQ breakfast of bacon butties, tea and coffee.
  • Short presentation and scientific updates.
Download >> 2013 Farewell PDF poster 2013-huttons-farewell-poster



Welcome Home event – September 2012

Join us Saturday 22nd Sept 2012 for the Hutton’s Welcome Home family street party.
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