- It's been a record breeding year in Taranaki with 33 ducklings hatched. DOC is reminding hunters to carefully identify targets this season.
Nelson Intermediate student Jazmin King spent the first week of the school holidays on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime as the winner of the Genesis Energy What Now Whio Ranger for a week competition.
A study of whio/blue duck in eastern Kahurangi National Park has shown the benefits rearing ducklings in wildlife facilities and aerial 1080 pest control have in increasing their numbers in the wild.
There’s only a few thousand Whio, our Blue Duck, left in New Zealand. Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation are working together to make sure our rivers will have Whio, forever.
A ‘boot camp’ for whio was opened at the Tongariro National Trout Centre near Turangi by the Minister of Conservation on 5 December, 2014.
The Whio Family Fun Weekend returned to Auckland Zoo on March 22-23, 2014. More than 6,000 people attended the event, with the blue duck race being a highlight.