News New Zealand

Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011
The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election...

Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011
Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll.

Celebrities flock to secure New Zealand's...

Thu, 20/10/2011
Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual avian popularity contest, which opens today...

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil...

Thu, 13/10/2011
Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.

New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011
Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.

Action needed to prevent environmental disaster...

Mon, 10/10/2011
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed to avoid an environmental disaster and to minimise seabird deaths as a result of the oil spill off the Bay of Plenty coast.

Forest & Bird appeals Denniston mine consent

Sun, 18/09/2011
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) appeal against plan for open-cast coal mine

BirdLife speaks out on New Zealand seabird by-...

Thu, 08/09/2011
BirdLife International has joined forces with its New Zealand Partner Forest & Bird to remind their government there of its responsibilities towards reducing the toll of seabirds in the country’s fisheries...

Forest & Bird welcomes new marine reserve,...

Fri, 26/08/2011
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) said today it welcomed the upcoming official opening of the Tawharanui Marine Reserve north of Auckland but warned it was a drop in the ocean compared with what is needed to give adequate protection to New Zealand’s marine life...

Forest & Bird wants unique West Coast...

Fri, 08/07/2011
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced today its proposal for a reserve on the Denniston and Stockton plateaux to protect the last remaining habitat of several endangered species, outstanding landscapes and unique ecosystems.

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand...

Thu, 23/06/2011
Fifty seabird biologists have written to New Zealand’s Fisheries Minister, concerned that the proposed framework for managing the incidental mortality of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries is flawed.

Tribute to conservationist Don Merton

Mon, 11/04/2011
Tributes have been paid to New Zealand conservationist Don Merton.

Kokako chicks hatch in Auckland’s Ark

Tue, 07/12/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have announced that the North Island kokako chicks have hatched in the Ark in the Park open sanctuary – the first time the threatened birds have bred in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for 80 years...

Kokako discovery in New Zealand

Wed, 24/11/2010
Threatened North Island kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years. The discovery of a nest is a triumph for a project by Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Kakariki scoops Forest & Bird’s Bird of the...

Wed, 13/10/2010
New Zealand’s bright green parrot – the Kakariki – has won this year’s Forest & Bird poll (BirdLife in New Zealand) for Bird of the Year.

Forest & Bird welcomes Government’s mining...

Mon, 26/07/2010
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) welcomes the Government’s decision to maintain the protection of New Zealand’s core conservation land as a victory for the environment and the people of New Zealand.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining...

Tue, 25/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s...

Wed, 19/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.