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Human Interest - Local
Written by Imran Ali, The Northern Advocate   
Saturday, 17 July 2010

Department of Conservation ranger Pete Graham about to release Darkstar into the wild.

A young kiwi hit by a car near Ngunguru and left with multiple fractures in her foot has been released into the wild.

Darkstar's release, on land belonging to Tutukaka Landcare Coalition members Mike and Jane Camm, attracted throngs of people yesterday.

Department of Conservation ranger Pete Graham released the 3-year-old kiwi about midday, with a transmitter attached to her ankle so her movements could be monitored. Mr Camm said because of the interest the bird had generated, her progress would be monitored weekly until she settled down.

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