- It's been a record breeding year in Taranaki with 33 ducklings hatched. DOC is reminding hunters to carefully identify targets this season.
In 2012 Genesis Energy held the first Great Whio Adventure competition. The top prize was a family trip into the New Zealand wilderness to enjoy some adventure sport and to spend a day catching and tagging whio with DOC Rangers.
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.
In October 2012, Genesis Energy and Auckland Zoo signed a three-year sponsorship arrangement to support the Zoo in developing and promoting the whio enclosure situated within the Te Wao Nui.
The Whio Family Fun days over 23/24 March 2013 were fabulous. With more than 7,000 people pouring through the Auckland Zoo gates over the two days.