Author Archives: Michael Still

Royal Arrival Heralds Hatching Season

Royal fans worldwide are thrilled as the first northern royal albatross chick of the 2019/20 breeding season was welcomed at the Royal Albatross Colony at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on January 16. In a Dunedin tradition a ‘Happy Birthday’ flag is flying from the Dunedin City Council’s Mayoral Flagpole to celebrate the beginning of an exciting time […]

First albatross chicks for 2019

Media Release 21 January 2019 First albatross chick for 2019 hatches The first chicks of the 2018/19 breeding season for the Royal Albatross Colony at Pukekura were welcomed today with three newly hatched chicks seen by DOC Rangers. In a Dunedin tradition a “Happy Birthday” flag flys from the Dunedin City Council’s Mayoral Flagpole to […]

You’re invited to a free talk on Albatross’ 80th Anniversary. 22 Sept 2018.

Why do the albatross nest at Taiaroa Head? Learn about a wildlife hero and how he helped the first Albatross chick fledge in 1938 leading to the establishment of the world’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony right here in Dunedin. Lance Richdale was the seabird genius who inspired generations of nature lovers. Meet Neville […]

Church Bells set to ring 1pm – Tues 18th Sept. First Albatross back

SPRING BELLS RING TO WELCOME ROYALS BACK TO DUNEDIN Dunedin’s bells will be ringing tomorrow to celebrate the first Royal Albatross to return for the spring breeding season at Taiaroa Head. In a long held tradition Dunedin’s churches, schools and public buildings will be pealing their bells across the city at 1pm Tuesday 18th September […]