Sampa was released onto the Tutukaka Coast in February 2023.
UPDATE (March 2023): She is turning into a bit of a problem child! She stayed put for the first couple of weeks but then started wandering… Her transmitter signal could not be picked up for a week but was eventually she was found at the very top of the Waiotoi Road Valley. Not content there, she was then tracked moving back towards the Tutukaka Forestry block a few days later.
One of the kiwi trackers Cam McInnes reports “We haven’t had a signal from her since the 17th of March despite having four trackers and multiple days of dedicated searching. It could be an issue with the transmitter as it was always a very quiet signal and the volume would fluctuate when receiving the info. We’ll keep looking!”