Banner Photo: Checking Huripari’s weight gain
Last week, four of us headed off the Kaweka Road to do the first health checks on two new young kiwis named Huripari and Oji. Huripari means cyclone and Oji is the parent company of Pan Pac, a major sponsor for our project.
With a nice sunny day, we found Huripari on a bush spur that we hadn’t been on before. Catching him was interesting; he was in thick, scrubby overgrowth and as Mike tried to pick him up, he took off and tried to hide against Deb’s boot! That was an easy catch for Deb.
Coming out, we found a lightly cut hunter’s track that made travel much easier.
Oji was a challenge, with him being on the edge of a bog in very dense undergrowth. It took all four of us to surround him and very slowly close in on him. We got him second time round!