A Royal end to kiwi month

October was kiwi month and our project had a very exciting event to mark the occasion! Click on the link to read all about our new kiwi chick Tihei and how he received his special name:  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108251952/Prince-Harry-officially-names-a-Taranaki-kiwi

Kokako second release full of song

The sun shone down on us for our second release of six kokako into Pouiatoa on Saturday. All attendees stood amazed when the birds starting talking to each other and then one sung to us! In return a waiata was sung and it was reported that the birds looked down at the crowd with keen

Kokako “ambassadors” have arrived

We are so happy to report the first two “Ambassador” kokako have been released into the project. It was a momentous and moving occasion for the project team and a milestone for the Purangi kiwi and kokako project after 8 solid years of preparation. Thanks to our foundation sponsors Methanex and Ngati Maru for your

Kokako are coming soon!

We are very excited to announce that kokako are arriving soon! The kokako experts are hard at work with the catching process on Hauturu (Little Barrier Island); the very first kokako to be relocated from the Island! Keep an eye out for our updates which will include this awesome new logo designed by our kokako

Autumn Update

The coming months are going to be an exciting time for our project.  Find out who is finally relocating into our project area in our Autumn news update! Wish to stay informed the easy way?  Subscribe to our newsletter and have it arrive directly into your inbox – hot off the press!  click here

Going Batty about Bats

Back in 2016 we started our study on the long tailed bat after we discovered bat activity in our project area. Bats are on the National endangered species list and we realised the importance of doing our part to save these special creatures. We have had our bat acoustic recorders out again over summer to

RIP Maru

Losing a member of our kiwi family was never going to be easy and especially when they have been a part our project story for a very long time. Sadly, Maru, one of the oldest birds we monitor was discovered dead by Bob last Tuesday. Our kiwi expert Sid Marsh has estimated he was probably

**Our newest kiwi** the winning name is…

**Meet our newest Kiwi** The winning name is…. Thanks to everyone that took part in suggesting a name for our newest kiwi, there were some really great names suggested which made it difficult to choose! However, after much discussion one name stuck out to us as it holds special significance to the area that our