In a room at the Whangārei Native Bird Recovery Centre, the walls are covered in history.
There are photos documenting the various birds Robert and Robyn Webb have rescued during their 30-plus years of operation; there are paintings and drawings of the famous birds who lived there – like Snoopy the one-legged kiwi who died in 2007, and Woof Woof the talking tui who died in 2011; and there are letters from the early 2000s thanking the Webbs.
It's obvious the Whangārei couple have made an impression on people over the years.
Reporter Mikaela Collins and

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