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Written by Karen Kotze - East And Bays Courier   
Wednesday, 14 November 2007

The company behind a Mt Wellington housing development says even the smallest of creatures have been taken into account.

The rapid growth of the Stonefields development has raised questions about the safety of the pukeko, one of 28 bird species in the area.

Among them are 25 to 30 pukeko which Meadowbank resident Susie Kebbell is worried about.

She believes the native birds are going hungry and many have come to an untimely end because they have been pushed out of the old quarry and closer to the road.

"I had noticed a few pukeko on the fringes of the development who were looking a bit scraggly, and of course, some on the road that had met their end.

We are in no way trying to oust the birds from the site (George Hulbert)

"It led me to wonder what provisions had been made for the birds and wildlife that were there before the development began," Mrs Kebbell says.

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