2 Dec 2021

Kōkako nest survey underway in Auckland's Hunua Ranges

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 2 December 2021

The annual kōkako nest survey is underway deep in Auckland's Hunua Ranges.

Years of hard work mean the kōkako population is booming, with more than a hundred breeding pairs.

But how do you keep an eye on just how many chicks are hatching each year?

Our reporter Sarah Robson went out to the Hunua Ranges to see how it's done.