Parrot Society of New Zealand


This section brings you up to date news on developments within New Zealand, of both our native and exotic parrot species and other news relating to parrots in this country.

Also what is new with the Parrot Society of New Zealand Website.

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Parrot Society of New Zealand Warning

This is a Parrot Society warning about Luanna Cresswell (who also goes under the alias of Maree Thompson) currently residing in the lower South Island. Sadly this person has been scamming people into selling her birds (and animals) for low prices and then reselling them at much inflated prices and/or trying to gain money through appeals on Facebook or one of the donation pages. She currently has a young eclectus male with a seriously broken leg which needs urgent treatment. She has been offered help in the form of advice and action (including purchase so she does not lose money) by many knowledgeable people but she still has the bird and is not getting the treatment it needs or deserves. Please do not be tempted to sell this person any more birds and certainly do not buy one from her or donate any money to one of her 'causes'. The SPCA have been informed and we will be doing all we can to help them.

Review of the Popup Workshop

Review of the latest Popup workshop held in Taupiri on the 24th Sept 2016.

President's Warning

President's Report March 2016

Members please beware of a person trying to purchase birds. He will engage you in a deal and then very often not follow through with it, or become very abusive when he does not get what he wants. He is also using people's names as reference of friendship which are not correct or he will quote a person incorrectly.

The abuse is becoming very offensive and we are looking to collect evidence against this person to take to the police.

If you have had a bad experience could you please send the written evidence to us please? As a Society we will compile evidence to be used in a case against this person. This person goes by several different names and makes up very believable stories?

The birds being of interest to this person are usually the expensive larger birds or the rarer medium size Parrots.

So be very careful at the moment if you are selling birds to someone you do not know, cross reference with other members to see if they know of this person.

Paul Dixon

President PSNZ

Kakariki Best Practice Manual just released

For those who are interested in Kakariki, here is a link to the new Kakariki Best Practice guideline manual: