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MEDIA RELEASE: Titipounamu/rifleman chicks the size of bumblebees hatched on Te Ahumairangi Hill

The titipounamu/rifleman pair living on Te Ahumairangi Hill in Wellington have become proud parents.

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Wellington - 13 October 2021: The titipounamu/rifleman pair living on Te Ahumairangi Hill in Wellington have become proud parents. 

With their chicks, currently the size of a bumblebees, the pair of New Zealand’s tiniest birds are making history. 

When the pair were first spotted in August, 3km away from Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, it was thought to be the first sighting of their species in that area in more than 100 years.  

Karori Sanctuary Trust Annual General Meeting 2021

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All members of Karori Sanctuary Trust (Zealandia) are invited to our AGM on Wednesday 10 November, held online. We will share highlights and challenges from the last year and celebrate the success of the Roto Kawau/lower reservoir restoration. A Guardian will also be elected by you - we are now calling for nominations for this role. 

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