Protecting kereru - the NZ native wood pigeon
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Set in Puketi Forest around 1995.
The locals who predate kukupa here are horsemen par-excellance. They take those horses places where many others would not.
Takahue Saddle Road near Kaitaia. Somewhere around 1987.
A Long Tradition
Some families have been traditionally taking the species since time in memorial. It is the methods of take that have changed - now using modern firearms
In Northland forests most poachers remove the feathers completely while still in the forest, hiding the caches of feathers under forest debris
Our first encounter with Robert Milton Cassidy in1997, on Waikerikeri Road, near Horeke
Encounter number two with Robert Milton Cassidy in 2003, this time in forest, near Horeke.
(But read the stories first)
Evidence that convicted Cassidy
Processed at Kaikohe Police Station
Cassidy is the first person in NZ to be imprisoned for killing wildlife - kereru