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Wendy Hare

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Wendy is a fifth generation kiwi from a long line of farming folk.

She has an honours degree in Agriculture specialising in soil and water conservation. Like most young kiwi's Wendy headed off on her OE (overseas experience) and ended up spending 8 years exploring remote parts of the world including SE Asia, Canada, Central Europe, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Romania, South Africa, Wendy HareSolomon Islands and the United Kingdom. Here she volunteered at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, where she met Nigel.

Since returning to New Zealand 10 years ago, Wendy has concentrated her work in conservation including pest management as well as being involved in adult education with the Department of Conservation's Conservation Corp programme in Southland and Coromandel. Wendy has also worked on the Chatham Island taiko, sooty shearwater, kakapo, brown kiwi and rare invertebrates. Wendy's work over the last few years has involved monitoring and management of NZ dotterel at Opoutere on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Wendy is also a New Zealand Mountain Safety Council bushcraft and outdoor first aid instructor. Wendy's main interests include birding, tramping and travelling.

Pictured: Kiwi monitoring, summit of Moehau, Coromandel Peninsula, NZ

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