The kōtuku is dear to the hearts of many New Zealanders with its beautiful white plumage and elegant silhouette. The only place it breeds is at the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve on the West Coast


Note: Meet the Locals is no longer on TVNZ. We are in the process of making it available on our own channels.

View the White heron/kōtuku video

(4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)

Click this image from the White heron/kōtuku clip to view the video. Image copyright: TVNZ.
Click image to view the video

Back to top