Blast From the Past

Ornithologists the world over have been fascinated by recent confirmed sightings of the NZ Storm Petrel, which was thought to have been extinct for more than a century. In November 2005 a NZ fisherman took the first ever photograph of a Storm Petrel in the hand, after the bird landed on his boat in the Hauraki Gulf. Storm Petrels are thought to be using Little Barrier Island or the nearby Mokohinau Islands as their breeding ground.


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Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…