This was all part of the conservation efforts of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust, to help repopulate the critically endangered species.
|Preparing the Rowi Kiwi for flight...|
|Though flightless, Kiwis have wings. Can you spot them?|
|Lucky Austin got to greet them!|
|And touch em!|
|Austin got to join the media crew on board to Mana island.|
|First batch, off they went.|
"It was such an amazing experience and you could feel that it was a special and once in a lifetime project" quote Gwyn.
|2nd batch ready to take off.|
|Safety briefing beforehand.|
|BNZ Operation Nest Egg underway.|
|Thanks to the good people from DOC.|