Kōkako in the news
19 August 2017
Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says there’s been a more than thousand percent increase in the number of kōkako in Kauri Coast forests since 1990 due to the continued use of 1080 and trapping.
Celebrating our feathered mothers
11 May 2019
This Mother’s Day, spare a thought for mothers of the feathered variety who have been handed a rough deal as predators attack them, their eggs and their fledglings.
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 […]