Big trip for rare birds
Four critically endangered kakapo have travelled almost the length of the country in a day to be released on Hauturu - Little Barrier Island. The trip was also a homecoming for two of the birds - Wendy and Blades - that had once called the island home
Held by Dr Andrew Digby, Blades gets his last view of Whenua Hou.
Blades has fathered 22 chicks over the years.