New Zealand Kea - New Zealand's mountain/alpine parrot, a cheeky customer.

New Zealand Kea - smart birds, they like destroying things with their very able beak.

Penguins! This is the Fiordland Crested Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), also known as Tawaki (Maori), is a species of crested penguin from New Zealand. It breeds along the Fiordland coast and its outlying islands as well as on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

The Fiordland Crested Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), also known as Tawaki (Maori), is a species of crested penguin from New Zealand. It breeds along the Fiordland coast and its outlying islands as well as on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

New Zealand Fur Seal! Found around the South Island and southern end of North Island. Wellington, Cape Palliser and Kaikoura are amongst the best colonies

New Zealand Fur Seals live down in teh South Island, which is colder due to its proximity to the South Pole -New Zealand

Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, N.Z.

Tiritiri Matangi Project swim, snorkel and suck in the fresh air at the wonderful bird sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi. Explore the bush, beaches and wonderful cliff top views.

Albatross! Accessible breeding colonies by Dunedin, also commonly seen close to Kaikoura.

Accessible breeding colonies by Dunedin, also commonly seen close to Kaikoura, NZ.

Head to Stewart Island to see some kiwi!

Māori - Roroa (Apteryx haastii) is a species of kiwi endemic to the South Island of New Zealand.

Kiwi. White kiwi bird at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre in New Zealand.

A rare white kiwi bird at Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre in New Zealand. Picture: Tourism New ZealandSource: Supplied

Tawharanui Regional Park. A predator proof fence protects wildlife in this popular scenic reserve

A predator proof fence protects wildlife in this popular scenic reserve


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white kiwi!

Manukura, the all white kiwi. The chick is not an albino but a rare all white hatchling.

Great Spotted Kiwi Apteryx haastii - Google Search

Great Spotted Kiwi, Great Gray Kiwi, or Roroa (Apteryx haastii) is a species of kiwi endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. The Great Spotted Kiwi, as a member of the Ratites, is flightless. It is the largest of the kiwi.

Mana Island visit this island sanctuary off the coast of Porirua

Mana Island - Explore and Discover Nature

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, The size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world.  There are five recognised species, the greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand.

Kiwis are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. Kiwis lay the largest egg in relation to their body size, of any species of bird in the world. The greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators.

The Kea in full flight.  Beautiful feathers under its wings.  NZ parrot.

Kea Conservation in New Zealand: Kea Conservation Trust

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand and, in fact, they are the national symbol of New Zealand. They are the size of a domestic chicken.

I love this bird! I got to hold Jimjam while on the North Island of NZ in March! Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand and, in fact, they are the national symbol of New Zealand. They are the size of a domestic chicken.

Hikurangi Marine Reserve, Kaikōura — New Zealand’s largest and deepest marine reserve — came into effect on Friday.

Ngai Tahu's Kaikoura runanga rocked by historic sexual abuse allegations

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, 13ha including original lowland swamp on the Kapiti coast

Nga Manu Nature Reserve, including original lowland swamp on the Kapiti coast

Meet the locals during a visit to Kapiti Island Nature Reserve.

Kapiti Island visitor fees to be reduced: Media release 1 July 2014

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