Several thousand people queued in the rain at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre for a rare chance to see kakapo chicks before they are taken to isolated Codfish Island and released into the wild.If any readers had that chance, do let us know about your day. Were you allowed to take pictures?, and if so, do let us have some!
Some people queuing on Saturday were forced to wait more than an hour to get in to see the four chicks which were hand-reared by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in a rented Nelson house.
The population of the bird numbers just 86 (sic *).
* - The Kakpo actually number 87. See comments