Whoa, just read this online - this is just up the road from where I live. First time these guys have been found nesting/breeding on the NZ mainland in about 200 yrs according to the article. Amazing, and very cool. Hope this means the little buggers are getting frisky enough to save themselves!
I must admit, I am mezmorised every time I go to the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, where we have Tuatara in captivity (its only a few km's from me). Tuatara are mighy cool animals. I'm glad to say I've provided a bucket of Huhu grubs for their dinner a while ago.
The funny thing is, thats doable! The guy down here who runs the Tuatara program goes after any and all publicity he can get, and quite often takes Henry, the big ridiculously old loner Tuatara out to public meetings, etc. To get him to plonk him on a lawn somewhere, and take a picture, wouldn't be that hard.
Unfortunately, at about the time these eggs were found, it was found that Henry the Tuatara, hermit for years, had finally done the deed, and there are now little Henry's on the way, so he's kind of a bit more presious than before. In saying that he's still in the local newspaper now and then :)