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Range DescriptionApteryx rowiis locally common in native lowland forests in a small area of coastal forest inland fromOkarito, on the west coast of South Island,New Zealand(Robertson 2013). They have recently been introduced toMana,MotuaraandBlumineIslands, in the Cook Strait region. Before human settlement of New Zealand the species waswidespread throughout the northern South Island and into the southern North Island, as far north as LakePoukawa(Hawkes Bay) (Robertson 2013). The population numbered c.375 in 2012, with the only breeding population at Okarito; island populations are used as creches or are only recently established (Robertson 2013).