Did you see our albatross on TV1 News? A webcam is being installed – so the world can see our wonderful albatross colony up close. It’ll be live soon…. Albatross Webcam News!
It’s starting to be a great start to a new breeding season for the royal albatross on Taiaroa Head with the once again return of Button, the last chick Grandma had in 1989, but also the 500th chick to hatch on Taiaroa Head in 2007 “Toroa”, has also returned to the colony. So far 84 […]
Lovely story on the winners of the Otago Peninsula Trust’s Toroa Award – Broad Bay School – in our paper today What a great project – isn’t it wonderful to see children involved in Conservation work! Congratulations Broad Bay School – Winner of the Toroa Award 2015. Well done!! Toroa Award 2015
Ever wonder what the albatross are doing in August?, we have 26 albatross chicks in the colony this season. They are currently preparing themselves for take-off next month in September for their first flight. Once they take-off, they will spend 5 – 6 years flying around the Southern Hemisphere before returning back to Taiaroa Head. […]
John McGlashan’s students joined our Planting for Penguins programme in term 2 this year, see what Nathan Dockerty from 8MRU had to say. Hard working students from John McGlashan’s and other local schools who visited, have helped contributed to re-vegetation work at Pilots Beach reserve. Over 15,000 native plants have been placed into the reserve since […]
Check out the collection of rubbish and plastic that was collected from Pilots Beach by Queens High School last week when they visited us for our education programme. Queens High school have been studying the human impacts on the environment and how they can be helpful. Another rubbish pick up will be done next month […]
Moe from the kids T.V programme “The Moe Show”, visited us at the Royal Albatross Centre. Moe is a puppet character based on the NZ legend of the Moehau Monster – a yeti-like creature who roams Mt Moehau in the Coromandel. Moe was filmed around Taiaroa Head and the Royal Albatross and found out some […]