Locals of Locals of Taiaroa Head

Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter highlighting resources for you to incorporate into your distance teaching – we have educational resources for both primary and secondary level. Remember to check out our Royal Cam chick – at three months old she is very fluffy and growing fast, already taking a few steps from her nest and stretching her.. read more →

Albatross Quiz

Test your Albatross knowledge.       read more →

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.. read more →

Albatross Update: September 2018

As we make our way into the new Albatross breeding season, so far 11 chicks have fledged for their first ever flight to make their big journey around the southern hemisphere to spend 5 years out at sea before returning back to land at Pukekura “Taiaroa Head”, 2 Albatross chicks are still here waiting for.. read more →

Albatross Update – June 2018

Its been a cold winter, but all 13 chicks are doing very well. Royal cam chick weighed 8.0kg this week on day 156. The heaviest was 11 kg and the lightest was 7.2kg. The 4 Albatross chicks on view from our viewing observatory are weighing between 8 – 9 kgs and are starting to grow their.. read more →