Young Tuhuru waking up and getting ready to start his night!
Atarau Sanctuary: working to protect our native plants
and animals, starting with great spotted kiwi/roroa.
See what our kiwi have been up to!
Sneak a peek at their latest activities…
About Our Sanctuary
Atarau Sanctuary provides predator-free sanctuary for Paparoa Wildlife Trust’s great spotted kiwi chicks, who are hatched at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and then put in the sanctuary until they are old enough to fend for themselves out in the ranges.
While kiwi are in our care, we observe and listen to them through passive bioacoustic monitoring to learn as much as we can.