Hunua Project kokako Hunua Kokako Recovery Group's Dave Bryden with a kokako chick. Hunua Project kokako One of the Hunua Kokako Recovery Project's newest chicks, hatched in summer 2016.

  PICTURED: Hunua Project kokako Hunua Kokako Recovery Group's Dave Bryden with a kokako chick. Hunua Project kokako One of the Hunua Kokako Recovery Project's newest chicks, hatched in summer 2016.  

Hunua birds thrive

By . Image credit Auckland Council. 2016 march

Dozens of kōkako chicks have hatched in the Hunua Ranges, which border the western Firth of Thames, thanks to Auckland Council’s biggest ever pest control operation this summer.

Rat and possum densities were significantly reduced through the 1080-based pest control programme, which is expected to also benefit native plants, frogs and bats in the area.

Council staff worked closely with seven iwi with tribal ties to the area and other agencies to complete the successful operation.

Read more on the Hunua Kōkako Recovery Project’s Facebook page

Email
Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Hauraki Gulf Forum