Stewart Island news. Top stories, business, entertainment, national, health, politics, science and technology, and sports news from Stewart Island on 22 February 2017.

Stewart Island News


The Dominion Post
Opinion: Rats a symptom of something rotten in protection of conservation estate
The Dominion Post
OPINION: When walking Stewart Island's Rakiura track and a portion of the north-west circuit a month ago, we found large rats were everywhere, not only around huts and campsites but on all parts of the tracks, easily and frequently observed by visitors ...

 21 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Discovering low impact tourism on Ulva Island
Stuff.co.nz
Stewart Island/Rakiura's appeal has long stemmed from its abundant natural resources, although the nature of that appeal has changed significantly during the centuries. Despite gaining its English name from one William W. Stewart, leader of an 1809 ...

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 26 Jan 2017 

The Southland Times
Dark Skies tourism project investigated in Southland
The Southland Times
The Stewart Island Dark Skies Sanctuary was identified as a future tourism product in the Southland Regional Development Strategy, but committee members felt the project would be better approached from a region-wide perspective, rather than just ...

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 20 Feb 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Cage diving blamed for shark aggression
Radio New Zealand
"I've just come back from Stewart Island today and there's a rubber raft at Horseshoe Point not far away, two young guys fishing. And I sort of thought, well, how safe are they?" Mr Barnsdale would not go diving or snorkelling now in spots he used to ...

 11 Feb 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Ukulele trio coming to Upper Hutt
Stuff.co.nz
Funded by Arts on Tour and Creative New Zealand, The Nukes will be performing every night for 28 days, travelling from Kaitaia to Stewart Island. They would be stopping at festivals such as Kapiti Coast's Coastella and Thiele admitted the schedule was ...

 21 Feb 2017 

Manawatu Standard
New Zealand's top chefs take to the kitchen
Manawatu Standard
They were serving Manawatu-grown eye-fillet steak, capped with bluff oysters and a side of titi muttonbird from Stewart Island, mixed in with a tawea – a native purple potato mash. But when the competition judging team arrived at Aberdeen they found ...

 21 Feb 2017 

The Southland Times
French cruise ship involved in second investigation
The Southland Times
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) launched an investigation after the L'Austral ship "made contact with a submerged object" at Snares Island, near Stewart Island, last month, a spokesman said. The ship, owned by luxury cruise ...
Luxury French cruise ship investigated twice in one month after hitting rock in Milford SoundNew Zealand Herald

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 11 Feb 2017 

Māori Television
Native Affairs Summer Series - Rakiura Brown Kiwi
Māori Television
Native Affairs spent two days on Rakiura, Stewart Island, to witness the handover of one of the world's most unique birdlife tourism businesses to a Māori Trust. The Rakiura Māori Lands Trust and Real Journeys took on a legacy business started by local ...

 31 Jan 2017 

Newshub
Wanted: Proof of life for South Island kōkako
Newshub
They also resided in forest on Stewart Island and some areas of Otago and Southland. The introduction of predators such as cats, rats and stoats meant their population had dwindled dramatically by the late 1800s. The North Island kōkako number around ...
Reward on offer for sightings of 'extinct' South Island KokakoThe Press
Have you seen this bird? $5000 bounty for South Island kokako sightingsTVNZ
Reward for Proof the South Island Kokako is Still Out ThereScoop.co.nz
SBS
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 26 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Waituna West petting zoo and daycare rolled into one
Stuff.co.nz
A new attraction in Manawatu has caught the attention of little ones and they're flocking from everywhere. Daycare and petting park Julie's Jungle opened in Waituna West in January and features everything from your typical farmyard animals to baby turtles.

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 31 Jan 2017 

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