Media Stories Involving Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust
Radio NZ Interview with Simon Morton "This Way Up" 13th April 2013
Beaky the Roboduck #1 May 2012
Beaky the Roboduck #2 July 2012
DomPost Feature on Craig the Duckman 24th December 2011
Craig at Rena Oil Spill Rescue Centre in Tauranga 14th October 2011 (TVNZ Close-up Video Clip)
Release of Storm-battered Prions by Craig July 16th 2011 TVNZ Video Clip
Arrow the Duck.
Arrow the duck and her 8 ducklings were rescued from the Porirua Landfill on 22nd September 2010. Arrow had an arrow through her neck when spotted by a member of the public who contacted myself and the Wellington SPCA about her.
The Transpacific landfill staff assisted the SPCA and I to locate Arrow and her ducklings the following day. Arrow had her arrow successfully removed by vet Awilda at Petone Vet Hospital the day after we rescued her. Go to "Photos" page for images of Arrow pre-surgery and her x-ray images. The arrow was lodged between her spine and trachea (wind-pipe). Arrow successfully raised her brood and then flew away. View the news items on the two links below.
Duck Survives Arrow 22nd September 2010
Duck Survives Arrow Removal Surgery 23rd September 2010
Animal Academy Feature 22nd August 2010
Call to ban cruel sport of duck shooting 14th May 2010