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Blog posts

  • Photo of the week: Kōkako
    01 November 2016
    The kōkako belongs to the endemic New Zealand wattlebirds, an ancient family of birds which includes the North and South Island saddleback and the extinct huia.
  • Jobs at DOC: Rod Hay, Science Advisor
    15 January 2015
    From kōkako researcher to Science Advisor at DOC, come behind the scenes and learn about Rod Hay including his claim to fame on the $50 note.
  • The adventure of Duncan the kōkako
    29 May 2013
    The famous kōkako Duncan captured hearts across the country this month with his great escape; here’s his story… DOC ranger Hazel Speed has mastered catching kōkako in the depths of mature native forest in Pureora. She’s also adept at moving through the dense scrub on Tirtiri Matangi Island to monitor these birds that, although renowned for their […]
  • Jobs at DOC: Sarah King—Biodiversity Ranger
    09 May 2013
    Come behind the scenes and into the jobs, the challenges, the highlights, and the personalities of the people who work at the Department of Conservation (DOC). Today we profile Sarah King, a Biodiversity Ranger in the Te Urewera Whirinaki Area Office. At work Some things I do in my job include… Monitoring birds and bats, catching and […]

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