TAKAHE RELEASE POSTPONED
16th April 2015
The takahe release scheduled for this Saturday has been
postponed. The recent discovery of a rat on the previously pest
free island means the release can no longer go ahead.
"In the interest of our soon-to-be residents we want to assure
everyone that Rotoroa remains a pest free island before we release
takahē. The rat may have swum to Rotoroa from Waiheke or Ponui or
hitched a ride on a boat. This is the first test of our rigorous
biosecurity procedures, and we would like to be sure we've done all
we can to remove the rat before takahē arrive." says Rotoroa's
ecologist Jo Ritchie.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, but hope
that once the island returns to its pest free status, you will join
us for this historic occasion."
If you have already purchased your ticket, please contact 360
Discovery for a refund.