Cook Strait News 22-01-16

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Thursday January 21, 2016


Albatross released back into the wild A nationally vulnerable Northern Royal Albatross, or Toroa, that was receiving care at Wellington Zoo has been released back to the wild with help from the Maritime Unit of the Wellington District Police. After arriving with a very low body condition and a deep injury to its

A young girl searching for clues at last year’s Great Scavenger Hunt in Wellington.

Waterfront scavenger hunt By James Baker

Capital E will celebrate Wellington Anniversary Weekend with a detective themed scavenger hunt along the capital’s waterfront. This Sunday, along Queens Wharf, children aged four and up will be invited to solve riddles, find clues and dress up as their favourite detective in hopes of winning spot prizes at Capital E’s Great Scavenger Hunt. Capital E spokesperson Pippa Drakeford says the annual event is perfect for children of all ages. She says for the first time this year the event will have a detective theme, which will require children to problem solve and investigate to find hidden treasures. “We’re expecting 1200 to 1300 people to attend. We think that the great detective theme will help spice up the much-loved event.” This will be the sixth year Capital E has run its scavenger hunt. The non-profit

organisation holds various cultural events and workshops to inspire and educate young people throughout the year. Rochelle Gribble attended the event last year with her daughter and says there's something for the whole family. “It’s a great adventure to do with friends and family, there’s a lot to do.” She says it's a great chance to see what Wellington has to offer. “It’s great for people to visit places along the waterfront, we spent a lot of time at the museum. “The kids really enjoyed hunting around and looking for clues but also looking at the exhibitions and other things on offer as well,” she said.  Capital E’s Great Scavenger Hunt will take place this Sunday, January 24 from 10am to 4pm along Queen’s Wharf. The event will include a variety of food, as well as music from the Wellington City Shake-‘Em-OnDowners.

left eye, the Toroa was nursed back to health by Wellington Zoo’s Veterinary Team at The Nest. Veterinary Practice Manager at The Nest, Amanda Tiffin, said while the bird was in a bad way when it arrived, zoo staff were able to get it fit to return to the wild.

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