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Lost penguin Happy Feet recovering well - video

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Tiny penguin released back into wild after swimming from New Zealand to Australia
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Huge penguin colony at risk from erupting volcano
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From thieving parrots to boozy pigeons: why New Zealand is obsessed with its native birds
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Japanese scientists have recorded video footage from Adélie penguins as they forage for food in Hukuro Cove, Antarctica

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New Zealand salvage crews hoping to pump oil from ship before it breaks up
Cargo ship Rena remains perched on Astrolabe reef near Tauranga, as oil and containers wash on to beaches

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Antarctic researchers gain insights from on high as they count seals from space
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New Zealand hunters apologise over accidental shooting of takahē
An inquiry is under way into how a cull of somewhat similar-looking pukeko birds has led to the slaughter of 5% of the wild population of takahē

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Conservationists turn tiny New Zealand island into bold wildlife experiment
Big things are happening on Rotoroa, a new sanctuary for endangered species that aims to create a whole new ecosystem

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