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Tuatara eggs hatch for Easter at Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Thursday, 1 April 2021 4:35pm

A rare sighting of five new hatchling tuatara emerging at Orokonui Ecosantuary has been caught on camera by University of Otago researchers who were undertaking a routine inspection of the nest at the time.

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Worker bees smell trouble in the colonies

Monday, 22 February 2021 10:19am

University of Otago research reveals bees’ sense of smell gives them a fighting chance against the deadly parasitic mite, Varroa destructor.

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Ones to Watch: Oscar Thomas

Thursday, 18 February 2021 3:58pm

A budding young book-writer and bird enthusiast is already undertaking big adventures with his passion for New Zealand wildlife.