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Spotted Kiwi

We learned there are several varieties of kiwi bird and most New Zealanders haven't seen one in the wild. That's because they are nocturnal and the ones we saw were in Nocturnal Houses. That's why this one is stuffed!
Taupo, Turangi,Tongariro and Te Kuiti

September 22nd 2008
Friday 19th September Today we set off on what will probably be the last section of our exploring of the North Island. Just before we reached Rotorua we visited the Kiwi Encounter facility which is a working hatchery and nursery, kiwis being hatched and nurtured here until they are old enough to be released into the wild where they came from. The eggs are actually taken from the nests of ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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