On a lonely gravel road in the Mackenzie District, a sanctuary has been set up for one of New Zealand’s rarest species – the robust grasshopper.
A trapping programme which aims to turn the Mackenzie Basin into a predator-free zone in two decades, has caught 1070 pests in its first year.
For well over 50 years tribal leader David Higgins has been gathering knowledge about the traditions and history of mana whenua across Ngai Tahu’s whole rohe.
The large-scale, multi-agency protection of the Tasman River has won a major environmental award.
New Zealand’s only true alpine bird is more widely spread in the Mackenzie Basin than previously thought according to the most extensive survey programme in decades.