Kōkako korero – first update of the 2021/22 season!

Kōkako korero – first update of the 2021/22 season!

Kia ora koutou! Despite lockdown interrupting the kōkako census for a second year, after a 6 week break the Auckland Zoo team are masked up and back out in the field tracking down our kōkako.   Getting up early pays off for those keen to hear kōkako. While the...
Celebrating our volunteers; 2021 so far!

Celebrating our volunteers; 2021 so far!

We’re well on our way through 2021, and it’s been a year of change both at the Ark and across Aotearoa. One thing that hasn’t changed is how amazing the Ark team is – you’ve donated an incredible amount of time to protect our ngahere!...
Kōkako summary for 2020-21

Kōkako summary for 2020-21

Image above: chick GM-RY, the first chick fledged this season by Ātaahua & Kapua. Photographer: Grant Capill. The 2020-21 season saw 6 new members of our kōkako whānau from our 6 monitored pairs, as well as unknown number of other chicks from our un-monitored...
April 2021 Induction session & Ark BBQ

April 2021 Induction session & Ark BBQ

Photo above: Keen volunteers at our April 2021 induction session. Photographer: Karen Davis (front). It was at the first induction session since going into a state of lockdown, that fifteen new volunteers were welcomed into the Ark family for a day of field...
2021 March Newsletter

2021 March Newsletter

Click here for a copy of our March newsletter which features an introduction from our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, the latest trapping results, an update on myrtle rust, news from our trapping workshop, kōkako stories from Pureora and our usual kōkako kōrero, and a new...

Ark in the Park is located in the Waitākere Ranges, which are currently closed to minimise the spread of kauri dieback disease.