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Managing our wellbeing in latest COVID-19 lockdown
Clinical psychologist Dr Kirsty Ross offers advice on how we can emotionally navigate the latest COVID-19 outbreak and Alert Level 4 lockdown.
First-time study reveals high percentage of Albatross deaths linked to single-use plastics
Three veterinarians from Massey University's Wildbase Hospital have been involved with the study.
Student creativity on display in capital
More than 400 final year Massey University students will showcase their creative projects in the upcoming Exposure exhibition, He Kanohi Kitea, at...
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the...
No stress for Rena penguins
New research suggests that oiled penguins rehabilitated during the Rena disaster showed no long-term signs of stress from the intense human handling...
Rehab design will help save wildlife
Industrial design student Cameron Holder has designed a temporary rescue habitat which speeds up the rehabilitation of marine wildlife following an...
Rena rehabilitation effective long-term
Research from members of Massey University's Wildbase Oil Response Team has shown oiled birds that are rehabilitated are able to return to normal...
World experts team up to prepare for oil spill response
Regional councils are now wiser when it comes to dealing with wildlife affected by oil, thanks to a workshop run by Massey University's Wildbase...
Oiled wildlife response expertise goes to Brunei
Wildlife in Brunei may soon benefit from New Zealand expertise in treating animals affected by oil spills through training developed and presented by...
Oiled wildlife response to go international
Wildlife worldwide will benefit from New Zealand expertise in treating birds and other marine creatures caught in oil spills under training programme...
Napier penguins get a wash at Massey
Three little blue penguins affected by Friday's diesel spill in Napier Harbour have had their first wash at Massey University.
Last oiled birds released
Seven little blue penguins were released by the National Oiled Wildlife Response Team (NOWRT) this morning, marking the last major release of...
Penguins wait out moult at Massey
Massey University's Manawatu campus is currently home to 25 little blue penguins and two grey-faced petrels affected by the grounding of the...
First Rena penguins released
The National Oiled Wildlife Response Team, led by Massey University, released 49 little blue penguins at Mount Maunganui this morning.
Penguins prepared for release
About 80 of the little blue penguins at the Massey University-led Oiled Wildlife Facility in Tauranga are being prepared for release, although it is...
Wildlife ICU keeps penguins in top shape
Most of the more than 400 birds at the Oiled Wildlife Facility are now in good health, but a small number require on-going veterinary care in the...
Numbers growing at 'penguin palace'
Last night's storm in the Bay of Plenty saw no new birds brought into the Oiled Wildlife Response Unit, though the demand for space to house little...
International praise for oil spill wildlife response
The Massey University-led wildlife response to the Rena oil spill has been praised as one of the quickest in the world, thanks to excellent foresight...
Vet heads to East Cape as oil spill spreads
A veterinarian from the Oiled Wildlife Response Unit near Mount Maunganui is travelling to East Cape today amid reports that oil spilling from the...

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