Secrets in suburbia

By Mic Dover In Uncategorized

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18th June, 2005
A tin-roofed, weatherboard house in one of Nelson's quiet suburban streets is harbouring four refugees. The authorities are keeping the location of the house secret and the refugees aren't allowed out the door. Nelson is used to secretive guests - Bill Gates is rumoured to be a regular visitor - but in this case there's nothing sinister at play. The town is playing host for the winter to four of the world's remaining kakapo, the world's heaviest parrot. The chicks are being hand-reared in a Department of Conservation "safe house". The "Nelson Four" answer to the nicknames Dit, ...

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