Brown teal/pāteke ducklings.

Image: Sabine Bernert | ©


Watch videos, read blog posts by our staff, and check out the latest news articles about brown teal/pāteke and our work with this species.

Brown teal/pāteke in the news

Blog posts

DOC's Conservation Blog offers a behind-the-scenes look at our conservation work.

  • Photo of the week: Pāteke / brown teal
    02 June 2015
    Last Thursday 20 pāteke—New Zealand's rarest ducks—were released on pest-free Motutapu island in the heart of Auckland.
  • Experiencing Great Barrier Island
    23 February 2014
    By making a pledge for Conservation Week last year, Gisbornites Robyn and Peter went into a draw to win a trip for four to Great Barrier Island — a prize they were lucky enough to win. So, thrilled and excited, they took their seven year old twins Jake and Lucy on the ‘trip of a lifetime’. Peter […]


Meet the Locals: pāteke
Great Barrier Island is home to one of the few populations of brown teal/pāteke in the country. This video is about a ranger and her dog who protect pāteke.

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