Success grows for Hutton’s shearwater project – Forest & Bird – April 2012

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The Forest & Bird-backed Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust has taken another important step in the development of its Kaikoura Peninsula colony after the translocation of 102 more chicks to the site last month.

Celebrating our special bird – Kaikoura Star – March 2012

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Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, will be speaking, along with author, artist and conservationist Sam Mahon, who has known Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trustee Geoff Harrow for many years.

Confused chicks need helping hand – Kaikoura Star – March 2012

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With a very successful translocation programme nearing completion, road users around Kaikoura are being asked to be vigilant and keep an eye out for crash landed Hutton’s shearwater fledglings.

Kaikoura community committed to its chicks – Kaikoura Star – March 2012

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The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust celebrated transferring 102 Hutton’s shearwater chicks from the Kowhai River colony to the Kaikoura Peninsula colony last week.

Hutton’s shearwater study to help pupils fly high – Kaikoura Star – January 2012

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If we have a theme running throughout our teaching, the kids latch onto it better. It helps them to see the value of what they’re learning in the classroom. Bill Lonsdale, Kaikoura High School.

Farewell to the Hutton’s shearwaters – Kaikoura Star – April 2011

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The Hutton’s shearwaters were ceremonially farewelled for winter on Sunday morning by 60 supporters of the endangered seabird that breeds only in Kaikoura.

Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust – Mortlock McCormack Law Newsletter – September 2010

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Mortlock McCormack Law (MML) worked alongside Paul McGahan, Geoff Harrow and Lindsay Rowe from HSCT, three fantastically driven individuals dedicated to saving the endangered Hutton’s shearwater. These birds have formed a key part in New Zealand history being part of the mahinga kai (food basket) for a number of Maori generations. Once prolific in New Zealand, they are now reduced to only two wild remaining colonies and remain under constant threat of extinction.

Saving our shearwaters – Environment Canterbury – December 2009

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The Hutton’s shearwater/Kaikoura titi is a nationally endangered species of seabird that breeds only in two locations high in the Kaikoura mountains. Fortunately, it now has some serious backing from the local community.

Another chance for Hutton’s shearwater – The Wrybill – June 2009

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What a flight of discovery I have had over the past 45 years studying Hutton’s shearwater (Puffinus huttoni), known as the Kaikoura titi or pakaha to Ngai Tahu, or simply muttonbird to most New Zealanders. Birds had always interested me having joined the New Zealand Forest and Bird Protection Society in 1936 as a 10 year old, but it has been this particular seabird species that has resulted in my lifelong quest to ensure their preservation. Geoff Harrow, Trust Patron.