This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ.
The yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho is New Zealand’s most endangered penguin.
View the Hoiho video (4 minute clip on YouTube)
Penguins are a unique group of flightless seabirds that are at home on land and in the sea. New Zealand has more penguin species on our shores than any other country.