Tending the flock

Jenny Kerrisk has been volunteering at Rotokare Sanctuary three days a week for 10 years. Among other tasks, she keeps the sugar-water topped up in the feeding stations—supplementary food for hihi, or stitchbirds.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust was formed in 2004 with a goal to raise $30,000 for possum eradication. They received $3 million instead, which funded an eight-kilometre predator proof fence and an education centre. Today the 230-hectare reserve offers an insight into the effect of predator control on the 34,000-hectare national park surrounding the mounga.

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