One of the world’s biggest insects is now back in Northland tree tops after more than 180 years.
More than 120 wētāpunga – the biggest of New Zealand’s 11 species of giant wētā – were released earlier in December in the Bay of Islands.
Richard Robbins is the general manager of Project Island Song coordinator.
It’s his job to oversee the translocations. He talks to Jesse about the logistical challenge of getting wētāpunga back where they belong.