NZ Lifestyle Block



The Kaharoa Kōkako Trust carries out a pest-control sweep ahead of the kōkako breeding season.

Maintainin­g tracks and bait stations wasn't always a walk in the park. Laurence remembers the early days when volunteers all piled into a 4WD to get through the rough forest.

“You couldn't get in and out any other way.”

The number of trails and bait stations has increased dramatical­ly since the trust's inception. These days, up to 30 volunteers disperse themselves through the bush, each covering 2-3 tracks within the 803ha (1985 acre) conservati­on area.

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