Wairakei Wildlife Sanctuary

The predator free sanctuary that we have at Wairakei, offers a safe haven to fallow deer and many birdlife including mixed colour pheasants, guinea fowl, peking ducks and our nation’s icon, the kiwi, which are all free to roam around the course.
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Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.

Sammy, the first Takahe chick to hatch at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary. Photo taken by Neil Moffat, January 2016.

Takahe mum & chick on a morning stroll.  January 2016.

Takahe mum & chick on a morning stroll. January 2016.

Auckland Zoo staff came to Wairakei to give our takahe chick a health check. This is zookeeper Chris and our chick after having ID bands attached and it's immunization jab.  March 2016.

Auckland Zoo staff came to Wairakei to give our takahe chick a health check. This is zookeeper Chris and our chick after having ID bands attached and it's immunization jab. March 2016.

First takahe chick at Wairakei, photo taken December 2015. Photo credit credit Sian Moffit, Dept of Conservation Ranger. — at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.

First takahe chick at Wairakei, photo taken December 2015. Photo credit credit Sian Moffit, Dept of Conservation Ranger. — at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.

Mojo the kiwi chick, October 2015, Wairakei golf + Sanctuary

Mojo the kiwi chick, October 2015, Wairakei golf + Sanctuary

Matariki & Hauhanga (takahe birds) released into the sanctuary 30th July 2015.

Matariki & Hauhanga (takahe birds) released into the sanctuary 30th July 2015.

Grant the takahe, watching some players on the 5th hole, Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

Grant the takahe, watching some players on the 5th hole, Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary

One of the Mute Swans at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, June 2015.

One of the Mute Swans at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, June 2015.

Auckland Zoo staff came to Wairakei to give our takahe chick a health check. Zookeepers Tania and Chris are weighing our takahe chick. He/she is a whopping 2.65kg, which is considered heavy for a takahe chick. March 2016.

Auckland Zoo staff came to Wairakei to give our takahe chick a health check. Zookeepers Tania and Chris are weighing our takahe chick. He/she is a whopping 2.65kg, which is considered heavy for a takahe chick. March 2016.

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