The flightless birds became extinct more than 500 years ago.
"It's not every day we dig a hole and come across a moa."
A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with the assault.
Health officials have been asked to investigate Pitter Patter Education Centre.
The fire has burnt through 45 hectares of forest.
A man who fired shots at police before crashing his car into one of theirs on Monday night is in hospital.
A crane is needed to move the truck's trailer.
It replaces a stretch of State Highway 3 that was closed in 2017 by a number of large slips.
The Coroner has been notified.