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All things big and beautiful: tales of kakapo, great white sharks and takahe

Friday 12th July 2024

Natural history writer and science broadcaster, zoologist Alison Ballance MNZM, will share stories from her three most recent books, which tell how science is revealing the secrets of some of New Zealand's most charismatic mega-vertebrates. Innovative conservation science and management have brought two iconic flightless giant birds - kakapo, the world's heaviest parrot, and takahe, the world's largest surviving rail - back from the brink of extinction. And cutting-edge technology has helped solve some of the many mysteries about the lives of New Zealand great white shark.

Family Friendly Free Alcohol Free


July 12


10.30am - noon


Golden Bay / Abel Tasman


Senior Citizens' Hall
94a Commercial St, Takaka
Off road parking adjacent to building

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 03 525 7440

Additional Info

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